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Should We Obey All Laws?

Reginald10 Wrote: May 16, 2012 3:42 PM
ObamaCare is a clear affront to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. The Government is seizing my health care records, and insurance; controlling what it will and will not cover, and how much I must pay for it. This is an unwarranted seizure, and is therefore unconstitutional.

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...