The law imposes its fickle morality on me. Why shouldnt i impose my morality on those who inforce it. Yes if i could rightfully.

Asked by: steffon66
  • Law enforcement officers deserve punishment and here is why.

    They all enforce a fickle law that is constantly admitting it was wrong, and punishing innocent people that they thought were bad by contradicting its old laws. Today a hero of the past would be considered a horrible criminal. So obviously people dont know everything when it comes to right and wrong. Officers of the law fight for what they believe is right instead of just what they know is right and that is a punishable offense sense almost all beliefs are wrong because there are a thousand beliefs where only one can be right on average im estimating given the contradictions between common beliefs. Why change a law if it wasnt wrong? We change our laws because our ancestors laws were horrible or bad. Then we do the same thing they did and use speculation to determine what is right and wrong because most of us are lazy thinkers. So really they are all hypocrites. We need to stick with what we know is wrong. And if you arent hurting anyone the law shouldnt hurt or inconvenience you. Being that law enforcement officers take people to jail for things that dont hurt anyone and fight for laws they believe are right instead of just laws they know are right they deserve punishment.

  • Just because this is unfair doesn't mean that isn't.

    You shouldn't impose your law on officers, if there is a bad law then if the officers are moral and intelligent enough they won't enforce it. You know not to do, there are bad laws but the officers aren't responsible, the politicians are. If you wan't to impose your morality on someone try the mayor and the politicians!

  • The law is the culmination of our efforts for justice.

    The law is an attempt at making sure everyone is protected under it. I know killing other people is wrong, but if I have a badge and I'm the only thing between a serial killer and a series of victims, and have evidence towards that, I'll off the killer no questions asked. The law changes because perceptions of morality change. Earlier, it was favoring things we see as bad. The fact that it changed at all is telling of how good we have it. Law enforcement officers have to work with changing laws and whatnot. Also, who would punish them?

  • Far more right with the law, than wrong.

    The law is far less "fickle," than some may think. Our laws are the product of thousands of years of distillation of our desires and human nature. While the law is not perfect, it widely reflects what people want, and laws tend to be very similar, worldwide.

    The law isn't "always admitting it was wrong." Nor are innocent people always getting punished. Yes, once in a while this happens, but in the vast majority of instances, the law works pretty well.

    There is no "knowing what is right and wrong," outside of one's belief of that. Whether it depends on what the existing statutes are, or what one read in a book, or what one's parents or peers told one, or if it's just what the individual thinks - it still always comes down to making value judgments and pronouncing upon all the good/bad/right/wrong of morality. Morality is not a physical thing, like a bucket of water in the driveway. Morality is a process that's internal to sentient minds. Morality *is* valuation.

    For any talk of "thousands of beliefs," most of our laws reflect a huge amount of sentiment on one side, and either almost none, or a very small amount, on the other.

    The notion of the individual "imposing his morality on those who enforce the law," is just plain silly. What is one going to do - barricade oneself with a bunch of machine guns?

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