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Should We Obey All Laws?

chunt Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 1:32 PM
r the laws really immoral or just given that distinction to start some sort of hoopla? please let us know what immoral laws r constitutional? although i have no slaves, where is it stated that slavery is immoral? as for the remark about the judges. who do u prefer handled the constitutionality of the law?

Let's think about whether all acts of Congress deserve our respect and obedience. Suppose Congress enacted a law -- and the Supreme Court ruled it constitutional -- requiring American families to attend church services at least three times a month. Should we obey such a law? Suppose Congress, acting under the Constitution's commerce clause, enacted a law requiring motorists to get eight hours of sleep before driving on interstate highways. Its justification might be that drowsy motorists risk highway accidents and accidents affect interstate commerce. Suppose you were a jury member during the 1850s and a free person were on trial...