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...
The Question isn't should we obey all laws, the question is should we obey ANY laws. Bear with me, I am not an anarchist. If Congress, the Executive Branch and the Courts, willfully ignore the organic law that provides them with authority over us (The Constitution) then does that not make all laws irrelevent? The federal government and the state governments are sowing the seeds of chaos by following political winds instead of functioning under the contstitution. What we realy need to ask here is 'are they really so incompetant as to run us into the ground or are they intentionally sabotaging the system to force even more 'fundamental change'?
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