Is getting caught the only bad thing about law-breaking?

Some people think we should do what we like as long as it is legal. This would clearly indicate that the only thing bad about breaking the law is getting caught. The only thing that matters is the rules and they only matter when and after the law catches up with you and not before. What does the thought that we may engage in any legal indulgence say? It says that you can be immoral as long as the law does not punish you. It says that the only thing to be feared is punishment and not doing wrong. That implies the law is about making rules and nothing else. It is not about helping or benefitting society.

Yet society says, "The law is teacher. It shows you what actions are intolerable because they hurt the innocent publicly. It shows who it protects. " 


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