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Should law and morality be related and have regarded for each other?
Should law and morality be related and have regard for each other?
The law should try to reflect a society's views and so there must be a close link between both.
Supporters of natural law see law and morals as interlinked. A valid law would be one based on morality as it comes from a higher source - God or nature.
There is no point in immoral laws.
Laws will be always be influenced by morality, and vice versa.
The law can sometimes enforce compliance with useful social conventions that have arisen from historical happenstance rather than logic, justice or morality.
Morality is often subjective based on religious and cultural backgrounds.
Supporters of positivism see the law and morality as separate. The validity of a law should not depend on whether it is good or bad. If it has been made correctly, it should be followed.
The law should prohibit conduct which is considered to harm the greater good of society - regardless of whether the conduct is moral or not.
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