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Do Now: Would you commit suicide to show that you support the government? Why or Why Not? Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond.

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1 Do Now: Would you commit suicide to show that you support the government? Why or Why Not? Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws?

2 Do Now: Have you ever disobeyed a law or rule because you thought it was wrong, and if so, what were the circumstances? Introduction to Law October 1, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws?

3 Review: Should we obey unjust laws? Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? No 1. Not only can you disobey, you must disobey. 2. A Law is “unjust” if it is “immoral”- but morals based on natural or eternal law

4 Review: Should we obey unjust laws? Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? PROBLEMS 1.Based on Natural Law or Eternal Law that is religious. 2.Not everyone has the same morals. 3.Putting personal conscience ahead of the society’s conscience. (Your VALUES ahead of the country’s.)

5 Review: Should we obey unjust laws? Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? Civil Disobedience - refusal to obey laws as a way of forcing the government to do or change something. One of the methods used by the Civil Rights Movement to end segregation and discrimination.

6 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? Socrates: Thought about nature, science, people and government. The government of Athens convicted him of not following the gods of the time and for corrupting youth with his ideas. He was sentenced to death.

7 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? Socrates: Instead of speaking out against the unjust laws, he supported them. Voluntarily drank a poison called “Hemlock”.

8 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? Question: Do we obey laws we think are unjust? Why?

9 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? Review: Should we obey unjust laws? Yes 1.The government is like our parents, and we should be thankful to them, not disobedient 2.We agreed to obey the law by living here and getting the benefits 3.The law is the law and should be obeyed even if wrong. 4.If everyone followed their own conscience, there would be no authority. 5.The government has the power to punish you for no obeying. PROBLEMS?

10 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws?

11 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? How do we respond to immoral laws? ObeyDisobey 1.Gratitude- The government is like our parents, and we should be thankful to them, not disobedient 2.Contract- We agreed to obey the law by living here and getting the benefits 3.Duty- It is right to obey laws, even if some laws are wrong. 4.Chaos- If everyone followed their own conscience, there would be no authority. 5.Fear- The government has the power to punish you for no obeying. 1.Morals before laws- You must obey just laws. Not only can you disobey, you must disobey unjust laws. 2.A Law is “unjust” if it is “immoral”- but morals based on Natural or Eternal law.

12 Introduction to Law October 1, 2013 Aim: When is it okay to disobey a law? Do Now: Give at least one reason why we should obey laws even if we think they are wrong, and one reason why we should not?

13 Introduction to Law October 1, 2013 Aim: When is it okay to disobey a law? Review: Vs.

14 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? How do we respond to immoral laws? ObeyDisobey 1.Gratitude- The government is like our parents, and we should be thankful to them, not disobedient 2.Contract- We agreed to obey the law by living here and getting the benefits 3.Duty- It is right to obey laws, even if some laws are wrong. 4.Chaos- If everyone followed their own conscience, there would be no authority. 5.Fear- The government has the power to punish you for no obeying. 1.Morals before laws- You must obey just laws. Not only can you disobey, you must disobey unjust laws. 2.A Law is “unjust” if it is “immoral”- but morals based on Natural or Eternal law.

15 Introduction to Law September 30, 2013 Aim: How should we respond to immoral laws? EXIT TICKET: Why do we obey laws? (Refer to one of the people we just learned about.)

16 Where are we? Law

17 Where are we? Law What are Laws?

18 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments

19 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why do we have governments and why is it making all these laws?

20 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights

21 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have?

22 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values

23 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral

24 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral How are morals and laws related?

25 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral How are morals and laws related? We want laws to be moral, but sometimes morals and laws do not match.

26 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral How are morals and laws related? We want laws to be moral, but sometimes morals and laws do not match. Can a whole law be immoral?

27 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral How are morals and laws related? We want laws to be moral, but sometimes morals and laws do not match. Can a whole law be immoral? YES

28 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral How are morals and laws related? We want laws to be moral, but sometimes morals and laws do not match. Can a whole law be immoral? YES How should we respond to immoral laws?

29 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral How are morals and laws related? We want laws to be moral, but sometimes morals and laws do not match. Can a whole law be immoral? YES Obey or Disobey How should we respond to immoral laws?

30 Where are we? Law What are Laws? Rules made by governments Why we have governments and why is it making all these laws? To create security and stability To protect rights To create security and stability To protect rights What kind of Laws should we have? Laws reflect our values Social Political Economic Moral How are morals and laws related? We want laws to be moral, but sometimes morals and laws do not match. Can a whole law be immoral? YES Obey or Disobey How should we respond to immoral laws? Why do we obey laws? Because we may believe: 1. the law is right 2.that it is right to follow the law even if it is wrong 3.we fear the government. Because we may believe: 1. the law is right 2.that it is right to follow the law even if it is wrong 3.we fear the government.

31 Quiz Review: Laws reflect our values Social deal with social issues Political deal with government Economic deal with how we get and spend money Moral deal with right and wrong Obey or Disobey 4. How should we respond to immoral laws? Laws Values If you know the laws of a society, you can figure out what its values are. If a country values something it can make laws to support them Morals and Laws: We want laws to be moral but sometimes morals and laws do not match An entire law can be immoral- segregation


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