PatrickGentry @maslan817 - I agree as long as you supplement that with you also have a duty to accept all punishment for challenging said laws.
You have a right to protest peacefully, but you also have a right to be arrested when you abuse that right and turn from peaceful protest to public nuisance (like occupy Wall Street, the gang or rapists and murderers taking over US cities by force).
It seems like protestors are also the biggest bitches when they have to face the consequences of their actions.
PatrickGentry @wideawake - wideawake, it seems you have an aptitude to be clueless about what you are talking about.
There is no part of the Constitution that requires Congressional Approval before the President deploys the US Military. Congress can declare a state of war, like we have done in the past, but also remember that we never declared a state of war against Bosnia or Kosovo yet had military units deployed there throughout the 1990's.
War Powers Act ≠ US Constitution wideawake.
PatrickGentry When you speak of rules, I think of the bureaucratic oversight and regulations that our corrupt federal government use to chip away freedom, in that sense I say yes rules are meant to be broken when they assault the liberties guaranteed by our constitution.
I also think of other rules like the golden rule, or ethics rules and realize theses rules should not be broken.
This is why I said it depends!
maslan817 We have the duty, as citizens of the United States, to challenge any law that we do not see fit or just.
wideawake Ones that should never be broken is the Constitution and the Bill of Rights but in the last 10 years especially people have allowed the gov to ignore it and treat it as optional. Wars are waged without congress approval and as far as administration saying to congress that it takes orders from the UN and not Congress. There is treasonous activities taking place and the public is sound a sleep.
Dave_Walker Also, I recall the "Westminster irregular verb" from "Yes, Minister": "I hold confidential briefings, you leak, he, she or it breaches Clause 4a of the Official Secrets Act" :-).
Dave_Walker As I've been known to say in my capacity as a security geek: "It's necessary to have a deep and subtle understanding of all the rules, in order to know when to break them good and hard and get away with it".