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Should We Obey All Laws?

RVNUSMC Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:42 AM
Waco and Ruby Ridge (among others) were "tests" to see what the American paople would do in the face of illegal and unlawful actions by federal agents. . . .
bglick4 Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 10:05 AM
I think the 1994 election was, in some ways, a response to Waco. I guess it also inspired the lunatic response in OKC.

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...