Who Are The Owner Of Laws ?
What is Law? Law is the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties. Modern laws are enacted by representatives of the people in the Legislature or Parliament.
The question is, Do we need laws? The answer is, Yes. Laws protect our general safety and ensure our rights as citizens against abuse by other people, by organizations, and by the government itself. But the above answer is a theoretical one. In reality, we observe different scenarios.
According to some, laws are made by a few. The makers of Laws are strong, the privileged ones. They make the laws in order to promote and protect their own interest. It is to the advantage of the strong individual to impose laws on others so that he can benefit from it. It is deduced that the unprivileged, weaker section of society do not require the law. These people are at a disadvantage. These people don’t have too much to lose. If they don’t have too much to lose, then they don’t need the laws to protect their interest, or possession or property, or assets.
On the contrary, the privileged few have too much to protect. They have too much to lose compared to unprivileged ones. So, in that situation, there must be laws to protect the interests of the privileged one. If you see the lawmakers of any country, are they from the unprivileged and weaker section of society? No, they are all from the privileged and powerful section of society. So, how can we expect that they will take care of the opposite group?
To conclude, laws are enacted by strong men to protect the strong.