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  1. RetiredGySgt
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    If Congress passes a law and it becomes the Law of the land but some people claim it is unconstitutional, if those people break that law, what should happen?
     
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    They should be allowed to leave and go live a country that abides by it's constitution instead of one controlled by The Corporatocracy's collection of prostitutes.
     
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    Well, before they leave the country they should first consider filing a complaint in Federal court.

    Challenges to the healthcare reform act would be a good recent example to review for how the process works.
     
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    a law is constitutional until the high court says it isn't (assuming it gets there).

    beyond that, once enacted, even a bad law is supposed to (theoretically) be enforced. but that's a broad response and subject to sublteties, particularly when there are competing decisions on a subject.
     
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    abide by the constitution in whose opinion?

    idiots like you don't unilaterally get to decide what is constitutional.
     
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    What should happen to those that break said law because they disagree with it? A law that has been in force for 40 years with no challenge before the courts?
     
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    They should be prosecuted. If convicted, they should appeal on grounds that the law is unconstitutional. If it ultimately is declared to be unconstitutional, they win. If not, they don't.
     
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    "What should happen to those that break said law because they disagree with it? A law that has been in force for 40 years with no challenge before the courts?"

    As noted above, if arrested and arraigned plead NG, don't wave time, waive a trail by jury and let the trail judge decide. When convicted appeal; but don't forget to bring your toothbrush at sentencing.

    That said, clearly you have an agenda RSG, so why not be honest and ask the question? Which law do you have in mind?
     
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    If I had to guess, I would think he's referring to the War Powers Act.
     
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    They should be banished to a message board, where they can vent their frustrations on a voluntary crowd.
     
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