Law is the most important thing in all over the world to keep the criminality away from each country. The law in every country is very similar except if we take out some cases in Houston Texas and Midol East that some criminals were executed. There are a lot of cases that a bad crime perpetrated without the criminal that perpetrate the crime to get arrest. Because of that, police because of their bad background arrested many innocent and criminal people.
This people would do everything they can, in order to escape the punishment. That is why thousands of lawyers exist in the world. In addition the people’ background, in other words their life experiences will also affect their decision to accept or escape punishment. Through life a person learns to obey and disobey certain laws. We have seen people that they do not agree with a particular law and with demonstrations and sometimes violence are trying to convince jurists for their rights.
In the case of Socrates, he decided to obey the law, which would lead him to his death. According to Socrates, escaping prison in a dishonorable way would lead to a miserable after life. I believe that Socrates made the right decision because law is for everyone and if Socrates break the law then he will dishonor to himself and make his life worse than being dead.
Law was designed to protect society from catastrophe and illegality. Can people imagine a society without a law? This is going to be the end of the world. There is no body that is going against the law without punishment. For instance, there are some people that break the law by stealing, killing or selling drugs to innocent people. These people the only thing they induce its to harm their selves and innocent people. How these peoples live their lives pursuing by the law? How can they live in this miserable and dishonor life? Socrates believes that the really important thing is not to live, but to live well. According to Socrates, to live well means the same thing as to live honorably or rightly.
There are people that broke the law and correctly been in prison but also there are some singly cases that people arrested for something that never did. This people should stay calmly and patient without to try anything else that is going to make things worst that already is. That is why millions of lawyers exist in the world. The lawyer will find the evidence that you need to prove your guiltlessness. In this kind of cases Socrates believes that when wronged by another, one should not return wrong with a wrong. For example if someone is wrongly convicted and sent to jail, he should not try to escape. If he does escape in other words returns a wrong with a wrong, his life will just be more miserable. This is because the police will be after him for the rest of his life and everyone will believe that he is guilty. Therefore it would be easier for the person to face the consequences. Especially a person who has really high beliefs in the law, like Socrates, who did not only follow the law but also taught others how to respect the law even thought in this situation. On the other hand there are many people who do not respect or care about the laws and would do anything to escape them. A good example is the professional criminals in big cities. The police and government are the worst enemies of these professionals organize groups. These expertise and dangerous people are going against the law and does not care how many times they break the law. This is because they always find a way to escape the punishment through hiring the best lawyers and sometimes by working as police officers. This is a problem that the police and government have to face it and solve it. If this problem continues to exist then the society will go from worse to worst. This lawbreaker people have to really respect the law, stop what they are doing because will be on the run for all their lives. In this case Socrates says that you will enter them as a lawbreaker and all good patriots will eye you with suspicion as a destroyer of law and order. These group of people have to be honest and good citizens and take the example of Socrates, who have been unjustly condemned is willing to give up his life in obedience to the laws of the state. Bibliography:
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