of course a statute or ordinance doesn't apply to "everyone." Just not in the way you claim.
First of all, a California statute will only apply with the jurisdiction of California. A New Jersey statute within the jurisdiction of New Jersey. Get it?
And then there are codes or statutes that state when they apply. There may be codes that govern the conduct of lawyers or dentists. If one is a CPA the laws applying to dentists aren't going to be of much use. Get it now? How about now?
None of that changes the fact that our representatives, elected or appointed, draft them and enact them according to whatever procedure of whatever state, and that the laws apply in that jurisdiction. In a sense, they do apply to "everybody" because if "everybody" became a dentist then laws governing dentistry would apply to "everybody" but hopefully you aren't so dense that this throws you for another loop.
Again, there are high school level civics programs that cover this stuff. I'm not kidding, that is the level of knowledge that you are failing at.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein
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