You're talking about different universes. There is no comparison. The one is irrelevent to the other.
The same argument could be made about seatbelt laws, fishing limits, car mufflers, marijuana...
We are a nation of laws, within any normal circumstance, we do not choose which laws we follow and which we don't.
When they start burning people at the stake because they *insert action here*, we can start talking about disobeying laws.
Until then, it's nothing more than justification for criminal behavior, a way to appease one's conscience.
While we're at it, anyone posting in this thread ought to keep the forum rules in mind....
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Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.