Law and order begin with governments that respect their own laws. Every leader must follow some rules. When the government follows their rules, the people are more likely to follow other rules. When the government overreaches, law and order lose their societal basis.
America may be reaching a time when political corruption causes chaos throughout the country. While experts debate legitimacy vs need concerning which powers the government has and which powers remain in the hands of the people, a greater sense of self-preservation may deserve a greater priority. It’s not mere statutory law at stake—but law vs chaos.