A legislator that supports and votes for legislation in contempt of the Constitution is violating the oath and usurping the authority of the people. It can only follow that people who obey such laws are furthering a criminal enterprise by lending power to the criminal act of the legislators. Correction of such violations must be addressed before any potential challenge can come before the Supreme Court in order to prevent further damage to the Republic.
Unconstitutional laws can become ingrained in society, causing people to become dependent upon them, therefore making their removal more difficult over time. Progressives know this principle only too well and have circumvented the Constitution on many fronts as a result; one such contravention can be seen in Article I, Section 10, Paragraph 1, involving our money:
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
Is your paper currency redeemable at face value in gold or silver coin?
Congress was not given unlimited authority to legislate; the people are only required to obey those laws that are in conformity with the Constitution. Any law enforcement personnel that enforce laws outside the limitations of the Constitution are aiding in a criminal act against the people and the Republic, knowingly or unknowingly. It is necessary and mandatory for those enforcing the law to know Constitutional limitations; else they are pawns to be used by those wishing to overthrow it.
Most of the power in the Republic was reserved for the People and the States in the 9th and 10th Amendments; increasingly over the last 224 years the Federal Government has usurped it with the assistance of local, state, and Federal law enforcement. That must change for us to regain the liberty, opportunity, and prosperity this Republic once had.
16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256:
The general misconception is 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 its 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 acts performed under it.
A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it is superseded thereby.
No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.