The Importance Of The Law

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Jurisdiction the Law has over Citizens What would the world be like is there as absolutely no law? A recent movie, The Purge, clearly depicted the total anarchy a world without law would create. The Purge allowed people to see what a night without order, control, or protection from the government services would look like. The movie included mass destruction of property, murder, theft, and other examples of total anarchy. In order to prevent such mishap, we, as citizens, allow the Law to have jurisdiction over us based on certain grounds. Citizens are willing to give up their power and control in exchange for laws that protect and provide to the common needs, but do not disrupt their natural rights. Some say the Law has too much power over…show more content…
Many citizens are fed up with the law they believe to be unnecessary. There is a lot of disruption about taxes and how citizens pay far too much for them. These citizens are also the ones who prefer nice environments to live in and expensive items such as nice parks, prominent school systems, large corporations, etc. Without taxes, it would be impossible to purchase the nice things the communities provide for their citizens. Unjust laws are also a big arguing point when discussing the jurisdiction of the Law. “The law should establish only those penalties which are absolutely and evidently necessary” (The French National Assembly, 595.) If a citizen views a law as unjust, they have every right to voice their opinion on the matter. Without doing so, the law will remain and therefor the citizen will continue to be unhappy. The citizens that disagree with the jurisdiction over law fail to use their right and nothing gets done about it. In earlier times, “the [ten] commandments [were] one of the earliest attempts to lay down rules and guidelines to sustain community” (Hedges, 666.) As of today, there are two commandments that are incorporated into the United States legal code, thus being laws against stealing and murder. (hedges, 666.) Some tend to argue we should go back to how
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