"No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law, and no courts are bound to enforce it."
-- American Jurisprudence, 2nd Edition
Source: 16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177, late 2d, Sec 256
"If the legislature clearly misinterprets a Constitutional provision, the frequent repetition of the wrong will not create a right."
-- Amos v. Mosley
Source: 77 SO 619. Also see Kingsley v. Metril, 99 NW 1044
"The three aims of the tyrant are, one, the humiliation of his subjects; he knows that a mean-spirited man will not conspire against anybody; two, the creation of mistrust among them; for a tyrant is not to be overthrown until men begin to have confidence in one another -- and this is the reason why tyrants are at war with the good; they are under the idea that their power is endangered by them, not only because they will not be ruled despotically, but also because they are too loyal to one another and to other men, and do not inform against one another or against other men -- three, the tyrant desires that all his subjects shall be incapable of action, for no one attempts what is impossible and they will not attempt to overthrow a tyranny if they are powerless."
Source: Politics, Book V Chapter 11.