Everyday, from municipal legislative chamber to the general assembly of the United Nations, legal arguments are heard. The representatives of each country endeavor to bring any law into implementation stage if they see that law would bring in interests for their government and fellow citizens. However, no matter how the legislative members are educated and committed to community well-being, law is not definitively "just".
A law adopted by the legislative body would bring hardship to the executive and judicial bodies and vice versa (conflict of law).That's unjust and unfair? Expressed by the election losers or those who fail to gain the benefits in any condition. Law is not perfect, it would bring more injustice. Municipal law would also extend the gap between the rich and the poor, international law adopted by the general assembly of the United Nations would also bring imbalance of economic and other social powers, between two neighboring countries or even countries in different continent: trade-sanction-imposition applied by the United States of America (North America) would hurt one or countries in Asian or Latin American continents.From the above merits, Law is extensively seen in the negative aspect. But why law is still invaluable to the municipal and global society? This article intends to bring some unique advantages brought to all of us only by "law.
".Of course, conflict of law would bring political unrest between two or more groups or between the government and its citizens, but no country, even the world's most primitive tribal group also needs law (rules) to general its daily formal and informal conducts. So what are the advantages of rules?.First of all, rules systematize any conduct. No matter whether that conduct would affect just one or two people, the whole society or even the world.
The term "systematize" here refers to the generalization of conduct. The term "generalize and systematize" in this article are the same. When any conduct becomes generalized, it will be easy to remember and to follow and, to a more positive extent, commission of any conduct that is not generalized would bring mental unease and guilty sentiment to the committer.
Let's me bring a very simple example: why do we need rules in an organization? Why family needs family rules and government needs government's rules? One of the most concrete and legitimate reasons is to systematize, in other word, generalize the conduct within the family, organization or government. Without rules to systematize (generalize) the within conduct, members of family, organization or government would do think differently from one day to another, and this would lead to the loss of family's, organization's or government's identities, and repercussion is clear: break-up.Secondly, rules make thing more just.
I say making thing more just, because there is no genuine justice in this world. Why make thing more just? When rules apply to everyone within the group, the group members are obliged to abide by it and anyone break the rules would be sanctioned to penalties set fourth in the rules. Yes, there is no genuine justice in this world, but if punishment is equally applies to me as to you, this would make you and me feel more just. Injustice would become justice when everyone consorts to that injustice: a rule never taught in law or general schools, but I tell you now.Thirdly, rules convert you to be "a strict person.
" The word "strict person" means the those who is respectful of the rules or law. In this sentence, the word rules and law are the same.I have been working as translator for Cambodia's most celebrated translation company, freelance writer for a newspaper, media liaison for an English tuition website and expert author for ezine, these works contract me to abide by the rules, terms of service and other distinct identities of each organization. To work for these organizations, I have to comply with the rules, otherwise my work cannot get published, my website cannot get exposed to international views and most importantly; my social status would not reach my expected point.
Abiding by the rules in my workplace has turned me a rule-abiding person in all circumstance; in eatery, law school, social gathering and socialization, driving, and even thinking about the rules before starting any conduct.In the nutshell, though the legislative net always records my conduct into the national and international archives, I feel powerful and doing the right thing if I abide by the law or rules. I even dare to say that I have decided to live for my "stipulated self constitution", because the law and rules have convinced me to do so..Lay Vicheka is a translator for the most celebrated translation agency in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Pyramid Translation Co.Ltd.
He is now hoding other two professions: freelance writer for Search Newspaper; focusing on social issues and students' issues and Media Liaison Officer for Cambodia's first on-line IELTS consultation website. Lay Vicheka is the expert author for ezine and prolific article contributor to other websites around the world such as articlecity, 365articles, spiderden, talesofasia, etc (Just google him). He is also a volunteer Cambodian-newspapers columnist (Rasmey Kampuchea and Kampuchea Thmey). Lay Vicheka has great experience in law and politics, as he used to be legal and English-language assistant to a Cambodian member of parliament, migration experience (home-based business) and in writing. He is also member of a New York-based research company.
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By: Vicheka Lay