We are being shown, by political leaders across the nation, heads of their state, that it is perfectly acceptable to refuse to obey laws with which one disagrees. It is a showdown that will either result in the arrest and trial for treason of these leaders, or it will signal to everyone that this is perfectly reasonable behavior to pick and choose which federal laws will be obeyed and which can be shrugged off.
Now, I know it doesn’t work the same way for us lowly citizens, but isn’t that the mark of a failed nation? Where political leaders can flout and violate any law without fear of reprisal? Does this not make us a “banana republic” and therefore subject to open rebellion? It is when the people are oppressed by unjust laws, wrongly imprisoned for crimes only selectively prosecuted that open rebellion is justified. That is a founding principle of this nation, supported and encouraged by those same founders.
If there be lawlessness, what reason do any of us have for obedience?