Law is generally a system of rules, which are enforced through social institutions to govern behaviour. It is evident that man must be governed, a fact that existed since the beginning of time. Therefore laws or rules must be implemented to guide all humanity. Every country has laws that allow every citizen to have a sense of security. A law hence prevents any injustice that can be easily deployed upon one another.
As predicted by Walt Harwich, (author of the book titled “the success of lawlessness”) the unconscionable destruction of planet earth as we know it, which can be as a result from the battle of Armageddon or World War III, will be the culmination of global lawlessness. Therefore, lawlessness should not be encouraged in any form of fashion.
Earlier this month, the High Court denied the application by the Highway Re-route Movement for a conservatory order to stop the project. In his judgment, Justice Aboud declined the oral and the written applications for the interim conservatory order based on the unreasonable delay by the Highway Re-route Movement in pursuing the injunction.
It’s difficult then to comprehend the fact that so many civil-society groups are latching on to this matter because of their own differences of opinion. As our Prime Minister stated, What about the rights of those who in whose interest the courts have ruled favourably?
If we are to progress as a nation, we can only do so based on mutual respect and respect for the law.
We cannot obey some laws and disregard others. We need to respect all our laws.