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According to the Targum Sheni (4:10) Mordechai did in fact send word and request prayers from Haggai, Zecharya, and Malachi regarding the situation.
It is clear from the Midrashim that Daniel and Baruch Ben Neria were around at the time. An explanation that I heard once was that only Mordechai understood that Hashem was acting with his הנהגה of being hidden as opposed to the others who saw His revealed open miracles. I hope this is a good starting point.
The "three oaths" concept is not necessarily the reason for not breaking the law. There is still an isur against breaking the law in the United States in any case because of the principal of Dina Demalchusa Dina (The law of the land is the law). For example Does "dina demalchusa dina" apply to laws no one keeps? Dina DeMalchuta Dina - The ...
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