The existence of law in society implies the existence of an authority, some form or practice that is in compliance with norms of law. It regulates and stabilizes human affairs, functions as a haven for the oppressed, guides and assists public order, provides means for reducing tyranny, and acts to protect the downtrodden. The capacity for law in society is dependent upon the strength of its relationship with moral values and societal receptivity. Observance of laws and ordinances helps to develop individual and social character and establish higher levels of freedom in society. Trustworthiness is strengthened in ways that promote human happiness and wellbeing. At this level the observance of the law is done without the need for coercive or restrictive measures, a goal to be pursued systematically in order to achieve progressive futures.