Follow National Law as Enforced

Follow national law as enforced. Halacha requires that national and secular law be obeyed. However:
  • If a law exists but is not enforced, it is not considered by halacha to be a valid law.
  • If a law states one condition but is enforced only in a different condition, the actual enforced law is the valid one.
Example If a posted speed limit is 60 mph, but drivers are actually allowed to drive up to 70 mph, then 70 mph is the valid speed limit.
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