We obey the law because it is enforced on us. Personally I don’t believe in the theories of civil obedience like gratitude that explain to explain why people follow the law. People don’t follow the law and obey it out of appreciation of the freedoms they get from it. I believe that people obey the law in fear of being penalized by it. I think some sufficient evidence for this would be in class when asked whom has violated law a heavy majority said they had. When examining my own life I have realized I break the law on a daily basis.