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Law of the Land
The General misconceptions that any statute passed by legislators bearing
the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is
the Supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid must be in agreement.
It is impossible for both the constitution and a law violating it to be valid;
one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows:
The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the
form and name of law, is in reality no law. But is wholly void, and ineffective
for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of enactment, and
not merely from the date of the decision so branding it an unconstitutional law,
in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a
statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had
the statute not been enacted.
Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow:
that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no
power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no act
performed under it.
A void act cannot be legally consistence with a valid one. An
unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed,
insofar as a statute run counter to the fundamental law of the land it
No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to
Sixteenth American Jurisprudence
Second Edition, Section 256
“The Matrix is a system, Neo, and that system is our enemy. When you are inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters, the very minds we are trying to save. Until we do, these people are part of that system and that makes them our enemies. You have to understand that most of these people are not ready to be unplugged and many are so hopelessly dependent on the system, they’ll fight to protect it. “The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”
- Morpheus, in the movie, “The Matrix”