Andrea Baron Unit 1 Assignment February 9, 2011 Professor Mandel LS308 Law and Society

What is moral or just to me may not be moral or just to another. as we know it today. such as speed limits. I believe that because I live in a democracy and because I have a voice in what laws say. and prohibition against downloading music over the Internet without paying for it. I believe that law governs behavior in virtually every aspect of society and on the occasion that morality no longer provided adequate behavioral control. education. Morality has always been debated within our society. It could be argued there are only three commandments that have a connection to law.In society laws play a crucial role in guaranteeing the protection and the best interests for society. but the Ten Commandments are an ethical foundation of the way people should behave in society and how people should respect others in society. a system of law logically developed. Although I am not a ³religious´ person I do believe that the Ten Commandments outlined the foundation for law. upbringing. I make distinctions about laws based on religion. Having parents that held me accountable for my actions taught me the responsibility to be a person that would contribute successfully to society . Some people might commonly feel that they are not doing anything wrong by disobeying certain laws. The core values of the way in which I was raised and the education I received taught me right from wrong. including those with which I disagree. and society. legal drinking ages. I have a moral obligation to obey all laws.

Concern for the moral virtues. Many philosophers. because I did not want to forfeit the freedom they allowed me and there is a parallel with the philosophy in which they raised me and to make the correct decisions when it comes to obeying the law. responsibility. but the school I attended believed in the philosophy that education and schooling was a part of instilling moral character in conjunction with open parenting. children need to learn how to live amicably in society. is the domain of moral education. . Historically. By having an open communication with my parents I was able to raise concerns about any conflicts I was facing which eliminated the possibility of doing something wrong or unjust. They always gave me enough rope and if I chose to hang myself they would allow it happen. Moral education refers to helping kids acquire those virtues or moral habits that will help them individually live good lives and at the same time become productive. and parents recognize that we are born helpless and need the care and guidance of mentors and parents well into the teen years and often beyond. Some might argue that it is only the responsibility of the parent to teach a moral education. My parents gave me freedom and allowed me to learn from my mistakes. such as honesty. I believe that type of parenting allowed me to make positive decisions. contributing members of society. I believe that one of the responsibilities of schools has been to develop in kids both intellectual and moral virtues. and respect for others. educational experts. More specifically. just manner. While I cannot judge the way people chose to their raise children I can say without hesitation that having an open line of communication made me a better a respectful.

Elie Wiesel once said. Customs form us all. are consequences of our place of birth´ and I could not agree more. I think it is unfortunate when people do not have a parent or a mentor to teach them that.Regardless of what one believes. our thoughts. our morals. . our most fixed beliefs. it is our responsibility as citizens to always do the right thing when no one is looking.

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