The Moral Obligation Of The Citizens

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The Moral Obligation of the Citizens to Obey the Law Legal systems do have a responsibility to create, formulate, recognize and enforce the law, which is their legal obligation. Obligations are part and parcel to the social justice and thus explaining these requirements is paramount to foster the understanding of the authority and its nature in general. Nevertheless, do we have that moral obligation to obeying such law despite how unjust or evil they might be just because of our physical location? Reanalysis of the link between ethics and the law is based on a new look of the legal obligation and the Socrates death that happens to be found in the writings of Plato. Looking at Plato’s views, there are exists several obligations that citizens have a moral duty to obey. Plato uses the Socrate (Allen, Plato. and Plato. 81), who was in the prison to fully explain the moral obligation of the citizens to obey the law. The Socrate is visited in the jail by his old friend who happens to be Crito, who made necessary arrangements to make Socrate escape from prison, because he had been found guilty of the offense and was sentenced to death. Despite the fact that Socrate was willing to await his execution, Crito uses compelling reasons to make the Socrate escape from prison because his death would pose a bad picture towards his friends as most people might have thought that they did not try to save their friends Socrate (Allen, Plato. and Plato. 87). Crito argues that, when Socrate stays and awaits the execution, he would have aided his friends in wronging him unfairly and then he would have been all his children and leaving them fatherless. On his part, Socrates answers that a person should not be concerned about public opinion and only conce... ... middle of paper ... ...ison and awaits sentencing, it is evident that he will have a good defense as he will appear as an innocent victim of justice. This is to say that, in modern society all wrong doers are expected to abide by the law and face full force of it. In cases where the wrongdoer escapes justice, they are hunted down everywhere they go and create fear among the citizens that they will live with (Christie par. 8). They therefore should accept their punishment so that to prevent such occurrences shortly. The laws of the land are made to bind all citizens of the country, and it is what ensures peaceful coexistence among the citizens. It, therefore, paramount for the legal systems to ensure that all laws are followed to the letter and adequate punishment should be affected to those who might break it and as Plato puts it that all citizens should follow all the laws without fail.
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