Stupidity, shortsightedness and inappropriateness characterize these laws. But, obedience is not an option, it is a necessity. The only thing to do is to obey them AND work within our system to have them abolished. Why would I say such a thing? Read on and find out...
Romans, Chapter 13
1 Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God. 2 Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same, 4 for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn’t bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil. 5 Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, attending continually on this very thing. 7 Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor. 8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
It is not easy being a Christian at times, there are many instances where the life of a disbeliever actually seems easier, but it is not. God's ways are the best ways, whether we can understand them all or not. Even if we should ever have a leader who is abhorrent; one who tries to bring everything we hold dear to ashes, verse seven above STILL APPLIES. Pray for our leaders, that they may remove the obvious wrongs and legislate with justice, insight and GODLINESS. May God bless them!!!