Laws are only passed, and then obeyed, with the consent of the governed. Politicians focus on getting legislation passed – but it’s not the end of the matter, as there’s a threshold to public tolerance for law. Laws they don’t care about are ignored. Laws they dislike will be disobeyed. Laws they detest will be actively and publicly worked against.
I’ve got to take a deeper look at this sometime, but for the moment, a glimpse at the reality of prohibition will suffice.
Prohibitionists want to forget the US lesson on alcohol prohibition. fortunately, there’s documentary evidence about what it was like to live under laws that passed under controversy and came to be detested and widely disobeyed – a real civil disobedience.