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Should We Obey All Laws?

OldEnoughToKnowBetter Wrote: May 16, 2012 9:45 AM
I think it was Butch Otter (R) in Idaho. If they had blue water and beaches I'd have moved there long ago. Here in the South (Georgia) there have been similar rumblings. The pushback against Obamacare is a similar example, and if the SCOTUS rules that it is constitutional, the rumblings could turn into open rebellion. Gun sales are trough the roof here.

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...