Our country would not exist if not for laws. Laws keep the order within our country, and signify the basic principles and ideals that govern our everyday lives. These laws also create the underlying superstructure in our country. The laws in our country are separated by different levels. There is the constitution, which is the highest level of law in our country. The constitution governs all laws within our country and protects all of our individual freedoms.
There are national laws. They are proposed by the legislative branch of the government and has to be approved by the president to become a law. This law is then applied to the whole country. Then there are the state laws. In the United States, each state is like an individual entity within a larger whole. Each state has its own governor and has its own set of laws. Laws in each state are different but all laws must fall within the limits of the constitution. These are the laws for our country.
It is useless to have laws if no one is there to enforce it. That's where the police come in. The police enforce the laws and protect us from all the really Scary People.
Although laws are usually good for the people, there are some laws, that are either old or the people who voted on them didn't know a thing about what they were doing, that are bad. Click below to see the wackiest laws in our country.
Such as: You cant tie and alligator to a fire hydrant and more...