Can Laws Really Benefit Society?

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There are many laws that are supposed to benefit society, but the fact of the matter is that laws often do not live up to their purpose, and the results can be disastrous. However, there are some laws that have positive effects on society, and it’s important to recognize when this is the case in order to make sure that more positive laws can be passed in the future. In this article, we will go over two examples of positive laws as well as some potential ways to make sure more effective laws are passed in the future.

The 3 parts of laws


There are three basic parts to every law:

(1) an enabling clause, which states that it is permissible to pass legislation based on a certain issue

(2) an objective, i.e., what you’re trying to accomplish by passing laws

(3) guidelines for action. Enabling clauses are used widely in countries with different forms of government, but objectives are usually reserved for democratic systems where lawmakers have more of a say in policymaking.

How are laws formed?


In order for laws to be created, they must first be proposed by a member of Congress, and subsequently reviewed and considered by both houses of Congress. After that process is complete, they are referred to as Acts and will then go through a legal administrative process before becoming official law.

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The President may veto laws passed by Congress; however, if he does so he must return them with his objections for reconsideration within ten days.

Is everyone following the law?


No. Even with laws, people don’t always follow them. When it comes to driving, even with rules and consequences set out by law, some people choose to drive while they are impaired or at an excessive speed.

Additionally, following law isn’t necessarily in everyone’s best interest; oftentimes, you need to break a rule in order to make an impact.

In conclusion


Yes, laws can be beneficial for society. But like most good things in life, these benefits aren’t automatic; they take an incredible amount of hard work and cooperation from us as a collective. Whether or not we put that work in is up to us individually, but I hope you’ll find that it’s well worth it!