ADJ 235 - CheckPoint Legal Moralism

ADJ 235 - CheckPoint Legal Moralism - Legal Moralism The...

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Legal Moralism The law uses legal moralism to prohibit behaviors that conflict with society's moral judgments even if those behaviors do not result in harm to others. Legal moralism enforces a certain amount of conformity in society. Conformity in society is good because it allows people to base their expectations on something. People acknowledge what they can and cannot do. Legal moralism sets guidelines and limits to what is acceptable and what is not. Legal moralism is democratic. In order for there to be a collective moral judgment, there needs to be a majority rule. These morals are based on the majority of the people’s beliefs and their own morals. The more a person believes in majority rule and democracy the better his or her beliefs will be in legal moralism. The cons of such a view may be it may suppress minority views. Obviously those who do not agree with the collective moral judgment, their minority view would be subject to suppression and possible penalty. Going against the majority rule may be very difficult. The
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