Following the law is a major part of how we live our lives. In my opinion, following the law is based on some of the following things: our upbringing, political obligation, and fear of punishment. Our upbringing has a major impact on why we follow the law. I believe that since my parents are my role models and law abiding citizens I’ve grown into one as well. They have taught me right from wrong and the importance of being a respectful and contributing citizen. Political obligation, our moral duty to obey the law, is another reason why we follow the rules.