Importance Of Commonly Held Values

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The Law holds commonly held values ‘explain’.

Do they one might ask? It will be discussed throughout this essay how the unwritten constitution, parliament 's supremacy, the separation of powers, the rule of law and the voting process in which a party by majority gets voted in and how the different views of these parties may influence commonly held values. Commonly held values are values in which most of society hold to know the difference between right and wrong and what is reasonable or unreasonable. This is not to say that everyone will abide by such values, but at the very least if deviated from, may inflict guilt upon those who don’t, thus creating an understanding that there are values that people believe in, to maintain a harmonious
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English law has instead sources like acts of parliament (legislation) and judicial decisions (common law) which are written separately. There are also conventions which although not written or binding still holds bearing in the sense that, if not followed, it may not be breaking the law but it is seen as simply the right way to behave, social rules if you like. Such examples worth mentioning that coincides with this essay would be judges don’t associate themselves with political parties and the speaker of the house of commons stays impartial which is to allow for a fairer …show more content…
The reason behind this is that parliament is democratically elected. However, there is a negative side to this in that even though the public vote in the governments, whom once elected are there to promote the views of the people, it is important to understand certain processes which would go against commonly held values and benefit certain minority groups. To understand this, the process can be briefly outlined - To gain the people 's vote each party will embark on what could be called a mass marketing campaign through advertisement, door to door canvassing and holding public speeches. Each party campaigning to be voted in will be selling their beliefs or possibly selling what the biggest target audience in a constituency may want to hear, after all, the more people you touch, the more votes you would expect to earn. So, for example, it may be the common good of a constituency that is being targeted rather than the good of the whole country. It could also be argued that these campaigns cost a considerable amount of money, which normally come by the way of donors. These donors can be corporations, big businesses and people who may once the party/people they have financially backed get into power may want certain laws passed or abolished to suit them and

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