The Importance of Legislating Responsive Laws

The society is governed through the rules of law and not of men to avoid subjective and partial justice, human abuse and corruption, and selective development. These laws are promulgated by competent authorities for the obedience and compliance of everyone residing and sojourning in the territorial jurisdiction of the said laws. The law is defined as the body of rules regulating the conduct of persons both natural and juridical promulgated by competent authority for the compliance of all person within the area of its application. Law making is vested to the competent authorities only to ensure that it has controlling and binding effect to the people for their strict and serious compliance. This competent authority is naturally the institutions granted by the public through the Constitution such power to make laws. These lawmakers are expected to prioritize public interest and the general welfare in the conduct of making every law of the land.

Laws are important because as its definition provides, it regulates the conduct of natural persons and juridical personalities such as corporations and companies that are engaged in serious business. According to the law of nature of humans, we are naturally inclined to be at war with each other for survival. This is in lieu of the theory of survival of the fittest. In everyone’s pursuit for survival and happiness amidst the increasingly scarce resources of our world, it would not be surprising that one accepts something while the other is deprived of the same. In view of this perilous and quarrelsome situation, certain regulations should be made by competent authorities to avoid the escalation of alarmingly serious situations.

These regulations are in the form of laws. They are made into law to provide such rules and regulations binding and legal force to every citizen in every situation that they are in. However, there are certain aspects of society that no law can effectively regulate to result in their improvement. These aspects are usually in the economic and cultural sense. In the field of economy, there is this principle of invisible hand under the auspices of capitalist theorists which states that the government should least involve itself through regulations in doing business because the economy can rectify itself effectively in every situation or circumstance.

The laws are created for certain purpose according to the prevailing situation and circumstances during its promulgation. These scenarios compel the legislators to craft specific legislative measures that address the conditions that the society is confronting at that moment. However, truth be told, these conditions, situations, and circumstances that ratiocinated the passage of certain laws have changed, improved, or worsen.

 Under any of these events, it only proves the need to update the laws to make them relevant and effective according to the present prevailing societal condition, situation, and circumstance. Indeed, the law must change by the changing times. However, by ensuring that every law passed is not only responsive to the prevailing condition but it is also anticipates changes and developments in the future can minimize this rigorous change.