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Old 09-07-2019, 04:11 PM
Ambivalid is offline
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Laws' main purposes are to ensure the functioning of a society. That society itself may be founded upon certain ideas and principles of what is considered moral but its not the laws themselves that are based in morality. *Some* laws are pragmatic solutions to the realization of those moral beliefs. But *all* laws are based on pragmatism and functionality. And many laws have *nothing* to do with morality, even indirectly. Murder is not illegal due to its immorality, its due to the fact that civilization as we know it would just collapse if people were allowed to kill each other with impunity.