Eye for an Eye, the crime should fit the punishment. Let justice be done, though the heavens fall.
Do we believe that each law that has passed
Every year the laws change and sometimes even twice per year. We can get into the moral and ethical rules, justice models, and religion.
The law provides benefits of living with other members of society in a safe and balanced environment. General norms and standards of behaviour help to keep people from committing crimes or at least deter them from
Condition rules are activities that we go on about for our everyday lives. This could be getting a driver’s license to generalize the population to a certain way of driving and following the rules.
Power-conferring rules – These apply to wills, contracts, and help to maintain a professional relationship with your business partner or family members.
Actus reus – basically an act consistent of a criminal behaviour.
Mens Rea- The person acting in such a way that is wrong and knows it and it is of a criminal nature.
“In a civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics”
“The more laws and restrictions there are, the poorer people become… The more rules and regulations, the more thieves and robbers”
“Laws were invented for the safety of citizens, the preservation of States, and the tranquility and happiness of human life.”
“Law… is nothing else than an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community, and promulgated.”
“No enhancement of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God.”
“Law may be though of as a set of rules which are generally obeyed and enforced within a politically organized society.”
References: Introduction to Law in Canada – John Fairlie & Philip Sworden