The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. Read the "16th American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 177."
Excerpt: "The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, although having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose."
Keep this in mind when pertaining to any supposed law, statute, or code. If they violate the Constitution, and in particular the Bill of Rights, in any way, then they have no teeth as far as legality.
The United Nations' International Law does not supersede the Constitution in any way, matter or form, and in my estimation, we need to divorce ourselves from this mostly communist, non-elected, un-American organization, and send that big Rockefeller Building to Washington, D.C.!
The Patriot Act violates the Constitution, in particular the Fourth Amendment. So, you might ask yourself: "Is Edward Snowden, who did his constitutional duty of informing the public of constitutional violations by the NSA, a hero?"
A hero who took no money or compensation of any kind, but gave up much and risks his life. Which if you think about it, staying in Hong Kong instead of the United States is a smart move.
Any time you think that you have violated a local, state, or federal law, statute, or code, remember what the "16th American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 177" has to say about the validity of tyrannical, unconstitutional laws that are no laws at all and have no validity in any court in the land in America (the home of the free and the brave), and if a judge says differently, make sure that you have a copy of the "16th American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 177" with you!