Having visited a country with no law unless you buy it...I can tell you first hand what it's like. The strongest, biggest, meanest, and richest rule with impunity. If your phone line goes down because a truck drove under it and pulled the line down, you pay to repair it or it doesn't get repaired. The police pull you over and rob you if you have money, beat you if you try to resist them, and hit you for doing something they don't like--like having your car breakdown in the middle of the road. Men with machine guns set up road blocks at intervals on busy public highways because they can. If you cross the government--you die. If a young high school girl is raped by one of her teachers and even gets pregnant--she is put out by her family for being pregnant and nothing happens to the teacher. All mail is opened and ransacked by postal employees with no consequences. These are all descriptions of things I saw first hand, or heard about from a sibling of the rape victim. If anyone wants anarchy--they should try this country out first! I love our police, lawyers, and laws.
We would start negotiating and making agreements with neighbors and merchants, put some of those agreements into writing just for a record between ourselves and the other party even if the agreement was not enforceable. Next thing you know, people would vote and there would be law at some level.
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I guess we would have rules, one ruler, no countries (only districts), and if you think about it the world might possibly have been a better place without laws. Laws will be broken, and rules were made to be broken. Maybe the people of the world would work together more like a team to better things for all the world's inhabitants. Or would be a dystopia.
A world without laws is a logical contradiction, because once you make a law forbidding laws, you have created the thing you forbade. Seriously, laws are designed to restrain the lawlessness of man, the inability of man to keep from depriving his fellow man of life, liberty or property. Without laws, and enforcement of laws, we would have no government, and mankind would descend into felonious chaos and mass petty crime, and the lowest common denominator would be death. Expect a world without borders, taxes, and tribute, a world without order and humanity, a kingdom without a ruler, rule or subjects, because there would be nothing to restrain the lawlessness of men.
Laws are part of the natural order of life. but hypothetically, if laws didnt exist, i dont think its going to be chaos. to be honest, when one experiences pain, we know thats bad, so are we really going to want to hurt others? its super philosophical, but the world isnt going to be chaos