- Fabian Ted
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Is it morally wrong to break the law?
For our society to function, we need to follow the rules, that we have agreed upon. If I personally think that a certain law has no right to exist, I should still follow it because otherwise the whole law system is useless. Everyone can subjectively decide which laws should be followed.
On the other hand, there might be situations in which breaking a law can hardly be morally wrong. If you could save a life, by breaking the tempo limit? Would it be morally wrong? If you were ordered (by law) to murder someone, would it be wrong to refuse it?
If breaking the law is not always morally wrong, then it is not morally wrong. Just breaking the law under certain conditions is morally wrong.
But if breaking the law is not morally wrong, what is the motivation to follow it?