When asking the question why do we obey the law? There is not one specific answer but rather multiple factors that together can answer. People choose to obey the law for a variety of reasons including religion, morals, safety, fear of punishment, public shame among a few. The decision we make to obey or break a law i believe can change based on situation and type of law. I obey most laws because it was what i was taught to do, i was raised to respect authority and follow the rules.