What is the difference between laws and morals?

Most Americans obey lays because they want to do what is right. Theft and murder are against the law but most people believe those actions are wrong.

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Alan James Brinkmeier

Alan James Brinkmeier

Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney - Chicago, IL
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Morals are established by society though a church or a collective group of ideas of the larger whole.

Laws are established by elected officals that represent the citizens in the legislature.

An action can be immoral and not be illegal. Likewise, an action can be both moral and legal.

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