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Obligation: Not to the Law But to the Neighbor

By Milner S. Ball


In this article I will first address the strongest yet still unsatisfactory argument for an obligation to obey the law, the argument that the government and its officers are obligated to obey the law. I will then consider the weaker, more satisfactory argument that citizens have an obligation to obey the law. I will conclude by taking up the issue that I find more interesting and important: the absence of a biblical basis for an obligation to obey the law

Topics: Obligation, Jurisprudence, Law and Religion, Law and Society, Religion Law
Publisher: Digital Commons @ Georgia Law
Year: 1984
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