The Law

What is a law?  Is it the morally acceptable standard for activity?  Is it the bare minimum that one can do to be ethically correct?  What exactly is it?

Free dictionary defines the legal definition of law as:  “A body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by controlling authority.”

It is the minimum acceptable behavior.  It does not rise to the point of even being morally or ethically correct.  When questioned about behavior that is questionable, too many people use it as a scapegoat for their behavior.  Their retort is commonly “The law says I can do this.” or “It’s not illegal.”  My response is “Never mind the law, what does your conscious tell you?”

There was a story recently about a man in the southeast part of our nation that would walk out in mid-day onto his front porch nude and stand there for a while before returning into his home.  Neighbors complained about it and were told that he was not violating any law.  So if it is not against the law, is it morally correct to walk outside naked when there are small children around?

I personally say this person is no better than a flasher and needs to be dealt with, in a legal manner of course.


About The Rural Iowegian

I am the Rural Iowegian of a published author and an award winning photographer. I use this space to speak my mind. God Bless.
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