Quotations that match 'constitution'.

I wish the press were paying more attention to the erosion of the Constitution and the slippery slope that we're getting into, by giving up the right of the Congress to talk about when and how and where we go to war. Barbara Lee
[ Attention Congress Constitution Erosion Getting Giving Go How Into More Paying Press Right Slippery Slope Talk Up War Were Where Wish]
I do not espouse the unitarian position. President Clinton's assertion of directive authority over administration, more than President Reagan's assertion of a general supervisory authority, raises serious constitutional questions. Elena Kagan
[ Administration Assertion Authority Clinton Constitutional Directive General More Over Position President Questions Raises Reagan Serious Than Unitarian]
One camp accepts the Court's limits on contributions but urges the reinstatement of spending caps - even if this requires a constitutional amendment subjecting political speech, if not pornography, to government regulation. James L. Buckley
[ Accepts Amendment Camp Caps Constitutional Contributions Court Even Government Limits Political Regulation Reinstatement Requires Speech Spending Subjecting Urges]
I didn't know that President Bush would endorse a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Mary Cheney
[ Amendment Banning Bush Constitutional Endorse Know Marriage President Same-Sex Would]
It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution. Sandra Day O'Connor
[ Branches Constitution Control Democratic Each Enormously Government Independence Matters Other Ours Out Over Set Society Some Successful Three Two]
Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench, underscoring the importance of appointing judges who have a proper understanding of their constitutional role. Paul Weyrich
[ Absent Appointing Bench Constitutional Decades Federal Importance Judge Judges Proper Role Scandal Serve Their Understanding]
The First Amendment to the Constitution reflects that concept recognized in the Ten Commandments, that the duties we owe to God and the manner of discharging those duties are outside the purview of government. Roy Moore
[ Amendment Commandments Concept Constitution Duties First God Government Manner Outside Owe Recognized Reflects Ten Those]
To be sure, in some instances these proceedings have been unconstitutional, but we must remember that it is not the first time since a war that there have been changes in governments by such methods. Frank B. Kellogg
[ Been Changes First Governments Instances Methods Must Proceedings Remember Since Some Such Sure These Time Unconstitutional War]
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle. Thomas Hardy
[ British Constitution Her Inconsistencies Owes Practice Principle She Success]
The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now, and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason, they are to be promptly fulfilled. Arthur J. Goldberg
[ Basic Compelling Constitution Fulfilled Guarantees Here Now Our Overwhelmingly Promptly Reason Unless Warrants]
Many seventh graders I know in Illinois, as well as around the Nation, are studying the Constitution. I was pretty impressed with the quality of education our children are receiving because they had not expected me to ask them about it. Melissa Bean
[ Around Ask Because Children Constitution Education Expected Graders Had Illinois Impressed Know Many Nation Our Pretty Quality Receiving Seventh Studying Them Well]
Our Constitution recognises no other power than that of persuasion, for enforcing religious observances. Richard Mentor Johnson
[ Constitution Enforcing Observances Other Our Persuasion Power Recognises Religious Than]
We are losing our living systems, social systems, cultural systems, governing systems, stability, and our constitutional health, and we're surrendering it all at the same time. Paul Hawken
[ Constitutional Cultural Governing Health Living Losing Our Same Social Stability Surrendering Systems Time]
The frame of mind in the local legislatures seems to be exerted to prevent the federal constitution from having any good effect. Henry Knox
[ Any Constitution Effect Exerted Federal Frame Good Having Legislatures Local Mind Prevent Seems]
I'm a child of the sixties, I'm a man of the sixties. During that period of time this country was coming apart at the seams. We were in Southeast Asia. Good men were dying for America and for the Constitution. Curt Flood
[ America Apart Asia Child Coming Constitution Country During Dying Good Man Men Period Seams Sixties Southeast Time Were]
The growth of constitutional government, as we now understand it, was promoted by the establishment of two different sets of machinery for making laws and carrying on government. Albert Bushnell Hart
[ Carrying Constitutional Different Establishment Government Growth Laws Machinery Making Now Promoted Sets Two Understand]
There are loads of countries that have nice written constitutions like ours. But there aren't loads of countries where they're followed. Stephen Breyer
[ Constitutions Countries Followed Loads Nice Ours Where Written]
If there was a way to discourage trash constitutionally, I would sure as heck take a hard look at it. I don't think there is. So I don't think there's a choice here. Ed Rendell
[ Choice Constitutionally Discourage Hard Heck Here Look Sure Take Think Trash Way Would]
We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say. Dan Quayle
[ Burdened Come Constitution Interpreting Laws Lawyers May Say Shrewd Smart Time Up]
Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Ginny B. Waite
[ Allowing Commandments Constitution Display Doing Flawed Interpretation Kentucky Poor Property Same State Ten Texas]
I don't think the Constitution is studied almost anywhere, including law schools. In law schools, what they study is what the court said about the Constitution. They study the opinions. They don't study the Constitution itself. Robert Bork
[ Almost Anywhere Constitution Court Including Itself Law Opinions Said Schools Studied Study Think]
I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch. Antonio Banderas
[ Ago America Beautiful Bringing Constitution Country Day Every Guys House Living Madrid Mean New Old Project Still Things Watch Working Written Years]
I am opposed to any individual taxes until we eliminate all of the unconstitutional agencies, and I suspect we wouldn't need a tax after that. Michael Badnarik
[ After Agencies Am Any Eliminate Individual Need Opposed Suspect Tax Taxes Unconstitutional Until]
Having removed the dictator, the allies have moved to put Iraqis in control of Iraq. Now, as they draft and ratify their Constitution, we will indeed see the character of a new Iraqi nation revealed through the principles it chooses to uphold. Kay Granger
[ Allies Character Chooses Constitution Control Dictator Draft Having Indeed Iraq Iraqi Iraqis Moved Nation New Now Principles Put Ratify Removed Revealed See Their Through Uphold Will]
It is the Constitution of the United States that has been undermined, undercut, and is under attack. It is the American people's liberties that is in jeopardy. That is why I wrote 'Losing America.' Robert Byrd
[ America American Attack Been Constitution Jeopardy Liberties Losing States Under Undercut Undermined United Why Wrote]
The current constitutional law places the president of the republic in an embarrassing situation. Jose Eduardo Dos Santos
[ Constitutional Current Embarrassing Law Places President Republic Situation]
Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law. Alan Bullock
[ Constitutional Dictatorship Enabling Foundation Hitler Law Rested Single]
All I will say is that there are particular features of the American constitutional system that renders a third party futile - at best. Todd Gitlin
[ American Best Constitutional Features Futile Particular Party Renders Say System Third Will]
So too, in forming a constitution, or in enacting rules of procedure, or making canons, the people do not merely passively assent, but actively cooperate. They have, in all these matters, the same authority as the clergy. Charles Hodge
[ Actively Assent Authority Canons Clergy Constitution Cooperate Enacting Forming Making Matters Merely Passively Procedure Rules Same These Too]
Each state, so that it does not abridge the great fundamental rights belonging, under the Constitution, to all citizens, may grant or withhold such civil rights as it pleases; all that is required is that, in this respect, its laws shall be impartial. Lyman Trumbull
[ Belonging Citizens Civil Constitution Does Each Fundamental Grant Great Impartial Laws May Pleases Required Respect Rights Shall State Such Under Withhold]
The fifth amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that no private property shall be taken for a public use without the payment of just compensation. Elton Gallegly
[ Amendment Compensation Constitution Fifth Guarantees Just Payment Private Property Public Shall Taken Use Without]
Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects. Andrew Johnson
[ Applies Authority Broad Citizens Constitution Functions Gives Instrument Legal Limits More Much Only Our Outside Principle Private Subjects Than Us Within]
All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary. Andrew Jackson
[ Bubble Citizens Constitution Except Guaranteed Independent Judiciary Mere Nothing Rights Secured Them Under Virtuous Worth]
It lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. Learned Hand
[ Constitution Court Dies Hearts Law Lies Men Needs Save While Women]
Preventing terrorist attacks is of the highest important, but trashing the Constitution is not the right way to do it. Eliot Engel
[ Attacks Constitution Highest Important Preventing Right Terrorist Way]
The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. Thomas Jefferson
[ Armed Assert Constitutions Duty Inherent Most Our Power Right States Their Times]
While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful. National elections, a democratic parliament and the drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories throughout this embattled country. Paul Gillmor
[ Constitution Country Democratic Drafting Elections Iraq Just National Our Parliament Plentiful Reported Some Throughout Victories While Widely]
Only we, the public, can force our representatives to reverse their abdication of the war powers that the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress. Daniel Ellsberg
[ Congress Constitution Exclusively Force Gives Only Our Powers Public Representatives Reverse Their War]
As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom. Anthony Kennedy
[ Constitution Endures Every Freedom Generation Greater Invoke Own Persons Principles Search Their]
My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all. The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution. James Meredith
[ America Answer Constitution Deal Dealt Fathers Founding Made Problem Racial]
Few men have led a more active life - bodily or mentally - from a constitutional anxiety for regularity, precision, and order, during fifty years' business career, from which I had retired. William Banting
[ Active Anxiety Bodily Business Career Constitutional During Few Fifty Had Led Life Men Mentally More Order Precision Regularity Retired Which Years]
As Members of Congress, we swear an oath to uphold the United States Constitution. It means something to be an American because we believe in our country, we believe in our people, and we believe in our constitution. Todd Tiahrt
[ American Because Believe Congress Constitution Country Means Members Oath Our Something States Swear United Uphold]
To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself. Leonard Cohen
[ Beyond Condition Constitution Covenant Dreams Every Given Guarantee Itself Land Nation Perceived Sovereign Sweetest]
The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms. James Madison
[ Advantage Afraid Almost Americans Armed Arms Being Constitution Every Governments Nation Other Over Possess Preserves Trust Where Which]
I think we Americans, of all people, understand the importance of a good, legal, constitutional framework as the basis of political life. Paul Bremer
[ Americans Basis Constitutional Framework Good Importance Legal Life Political Think Understand]
In the Constitution of the American Republic there was a deliberate and very extensive and emphatic division of governmental power for the very purpose of preventing unbridled majority rule. Robert Welch
[ American Constitution Deliberate Division Emphatic Extensive Governmental Majority Power Preventing Purpose Republic Rule Unbridled Very]
I believe in an evolving Constitution. A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider not merely how the world once was, but how it ought to be. Eliot Spitzer
[ Believe Consider Constitution Evolving Flexible How Leaves Merely Once Ought Room Us World]
However, the sovereignty of the states is constitutionally defined and recognized, while the powers of the local government in Puerto Rico are defined by, and subject to alteration under, federal statutory law. Dick Thornburgh
[ Alteration Constitutionally Defined Federal Government However Law Local Powers Puerto Recognized Rico Sovereignty States Statutory Subject Under While]
The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be. Queen Elizabeth II
[ Always Been British Constitution Puzzling Will]
To me, that means getting back to the point where our Constitution means that you don't tap people's phones and poke into their e-mail and you don't arrest people and keep them hidden for a year and a half without charging them. Carol Moseley Braun
[ Arrest Back Charging Constitution E-Mail Getting Half Hidden Into Keep Means Our Phones Point Poke Tap Their Them Where Without Year]
I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully, that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle, but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it. William H. Seward
[ Affirm Altogether Constitution Contrary Does Excludes Hand Merely Most Other Principle Respectfully Submit]
It's not written in the Constitution or anything else.... Congress, just out of the clear blue sky, said the airwaves belong to the people, which means, in essence, that it belongs to Congress. Adrian Cronauer
[ Airwaves Anything Belong Belongs Blue Clear Congress Constitution Else Essence Just Means Out Said Sky Which Written]
I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way, but I also believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter. Pete Coors
[ Also Believe Between Constitution Courts Legislate Little Man Marriage Matter Skeptical Using Way Woman]
The Constitution is a document that should only be amended with great caution. Carl Levin
[ Amended Caution Constitution Document Great Only Should]
After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical imperative for us to declare that we renounced war forever in a central article of the new Constitution. Kenzaburo Oe
[ After Article Central Constitution Declare End Forever Imperative New Renounced Second Us War World]
No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical, what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable. Ferdinand Mount
[ Accepted Both Constitution Fair Generally Must Perfectly Symmetrical Usable]
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God. Salmon P. Chase
[ Act Almighty Believed Considerate Constitution Favor God Gracious Invoke Judgment Justice Mankind Military Necessity Sincerely Upon]
Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth. Will Rogers
[ Amendment Americans Anybody Anything Constitutional Did Earth Five Learning Pass Prohibiting Prohibition Race Smartest Well Why Works Would Years]
The greatest threat to the constitutional right to vote is voter fraud. Lynn Westmoreland
[ Constitutional Fraud Greatest Right Threat Vote Voter]
Attending that Convention and talking with those people and many others convinced me that I should become a blogger in my efforts to reform the government and uphold the integrity of the Constitution and the laws made in furtherance thereof. John Jay Hooker
[ Attending Become Constitution Convention Convinced Efforts Government Integrity Laws Made Many Others Reform Should Talking Thereof Those Uphold]
The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances because man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power. Roy Moore
[ Always Balances Basic Because Checks Constitution Creature Fallen Man More Perceived Power Powers Premise Separation System Would Yearn]
This is a time for a national conversation. A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people. That document, of course, is the Constitution. Mike DeWine
[ Binds Constitution Conversation Course Document Nation National Time Us]
Congress and the White House are working out their scheme for pushing through a healthcare 'reform' bill that has more pages than the U.S. Constitution has words. I guarantee you that not a single member of the House or Senate has a complete understanding of that legislation any more than they understood all the implications of the USA PATRIOT Act back in 2001. Butch Otter
[ Act Any Back Bill Complete Congress Constitution Guarantee Healthcare House Implications Legislation Member More Out Pages Patriot Pushing Reform Scheme Senate Single Than Their Through Understanding Understood Usa White Words]
I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution. John Engler
[ Already Authority Constitution Created Under]
And what my constitutional values are are wholly irrelevant to the job, and so neither you nor anyone else will know what they are. Elena Kagan
[ Anyone Constitutional Else Irrelevant Job Know Neither Nor Values Wholly Will]
I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution to receive the petitions; after which, it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason and principle shall dictate. Caleb Cushing
[ After Bound Constitution Deciding Dictate House Maintain Method Petitions Principle Reason Receive Shall Such Take Them Upon Which Will]
The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility; it is during times of tension, turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested. Mike Honda
[ Constitution During Never Sorely Tension Terrorism Tested Times Tragedy Tranquility Trauma Turmoil]
For thirty years, beginning with the invention of a privacy right in the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Left has been waging a systematic assault on the constitutional foundation of the nation. David Horowitz
[ Assault Been Beginning Constitutional Court Decision Foundation Invention Left Nation Privacy Right Roe Supreme Systematic Thirty Wade Waging Years]
The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution. We're all entitled to have the best we can. Loretta Swit
[ Best Constitution Entitled Happiness Our Pursuit]
How did we win the election in the year 2000? We talked about a humble foreign policy: No nation-building; don't police the world. That's conservative, it's Republican, it's pro-American - it follows the founding fathers. And, besides, it follows the Constitution. Ron Paul
[ Besides Conservative Constitution Did Election Fathers Follows Foreign Founding How Humble Nation-Building Police Policy Republican Talked Win World Year]
And the president is all wrong when he maintains that a nominee should have an up-or-down vote. The Constitution doesn't say that. The Constitution doesn't say that that nominee shall have any vote at all. There doesn't have to even be a vote. Robert Byrd
[ Any Constitution Even Maintains Nominee President Say Shall Should Vote Wrong]
Laws and constitutions ought to be weighed... to constitute that which is most conducing to the establishment of justice and liberty. Algernon Sydney
[ Constitute Constitutions Establishment Justice Laws Liberty Most Ought Weighed Which]
It is the right of our people to organize to oppose any law and any part of the Constitution with which they are not in sympathy. Alfred E. Smith
[ Any Constitution Law Oppose Organize Our Part Right Sympathy Which]
But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations. William H. Seward
[ Answer Because Constitution Constitutional Law Must Nations Nature Property Recognition Recognizes Reply Repugnant Slaves Sufficient Then Void Would]
I rise in support of the separation of powers as established by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution. The Constitution clearly delegates the power to deal with criminal matters, like the use of drugs, to the States. Dana Rohrabacher
[ Clearly Constitution Criminal Deal Delegates Established Fathers Founding Matters Our Power Powers Rise Separation States Support Use]
Each state in the Union is honored in the order of when it ratified the Constitution and became a part of the United States. This September it is Iowa's turn. Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the union on December 28, 1846. Leonard Boswell
[ Admitted Became Constitution December Each Honored Iowa Order Part Ratified September State States Turn Union United]
And it seems to me in that experience may lie at least some of the clues for policy development perhaps constitutional changes as well that Labour will need to make at the national level too. Patricia Hewitt
[ Changes Clues Constitutional Development Experience Labour Least Level Lie Make May National Need Perhaps Policy Seems Some Too Well Will]
Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime. Angela Davis
[ Abolish Abolished Amendment Constitution Convicted Crime Did Slavery Those Us Well Which]
We have to remind the people: Congress has the constitutional obligation and public responsibility to oversee these issues and the Department of Justice's operations. Sibel Edmonds
[ Congress Constitutional Department Issues Justice Obligation Operations Oversee Public Remind Responsibility These]
At the constitutional level where we work, 90 percent of any decision is emotional. The rational part of us supplies the reasons for supporting our predilections. William O. Douglas
[ Any Constitutional Decision Emotional Level Our Part Percent Rational Reasons Supplies Supporting Us Where Work]
The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people. Ron Paul
[ Bankruptcy Bringing Constitutional Economic Liberty Moral No-Win Obligations Our Protect Representatives Turmoil Wars Washington While World]
The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution. Steven Pinker
[ American Between Book Connections Constitution Debates Draw During Enlightenment Example Framing Human Nature New Political Systems Were]
In fact, my mom always told me because I was the daughter of an Army officer born overseas in Paris, France, that under the Constitution she believed that I could never run for president. Karen Hughes
[ Always Army Because Believed Born Constitution Could Daughter Fact France Mom Never Officer Overseas Paris President Run She Told Under]
The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate. Elihu Root
[ Citizens Compels Considerate Constitute Constitutional Electorate Exercise Government Growth Individual Judgment Modern Practice Reason Successful]
I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution. Roscoe Bartlett
[ Consistent Constitution Continue Effective Efficient Fewer Government Less Lower Make More Our Record Regulations Spending Taxes Upholding Voting While Will]
But I think the possibility of a black and white society feeding each other's expertises, living harmoniously, will probably go along in fits and starts now but at least it has a great constitution now to back it up. Janet Suzman
[ Along Back Black Constitution Each Feeding Fits Go Great Harmoniously Least Living Now Other Possibility Probably Society Starts Think Up White Will]
If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld? Adam Schiff
[ Achieve Alumni Children Constitution Diverse Diversity Giving Greater How Less Points Quota Some Students System Upheld Violation]
The U.S. Constitution is the basic framework for the greatest democracy on Earth. Some of my colleagues find it easy to amend it. I don't. Byron Dorgan
[ Amend Basic Colleagues Constitution Democracy Earth Easy Find Framework Greatest Some]
Our national media refuses to report that even the Supreme Court did not say marriage was a human right in all cases nor did it say that the heterosexual definition violated anyone's right or that the heterosexual definition of marriage was unconstitutional. Stockwell Day
[ Anyone Cases Court Definition Did Even Heterosexual Human Marriage Media National Nor Our Refuses Report Right Say Supreme Unconstitutional Violated]
In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental laws of our constitution these men have never been brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer. John Amery
[ Act Allowed Been Brought Constitution Corpus Even Fundamental Laws Lawyer Men Never Our See These Trail Violation]
In Japan itself there have all along been attempts by some to obliterate the article about renunciation of war from the Constitution and for this purpose they have taken every opportunity to make use of pressures from abroad. Kenzaburo Oe
[ Abroad Along Article Attempts Been Constitution Every Itself Japan Make Obliterate Opportunity Pressures Purpose Renunciation Some Taken Use War]
We came to say, the Quran is our constitution, we are committed to God and his holy book. God willing, should they try to carry out their crime against the Quran, God will tear their state apart and they will become God's lesson to anyone who tries to desecrate the holy book. Ismail Haniyeh
[ Against Anyone Apart Become Book Came Carry Committed Constitution Crime God His Holy Lesson Our Out Say Should State Tear Their Tries Try Will Willing]
No power on earth is greater than a mind and soul reawakened. Our Constitution begins 'we the people', not 'us the government'. Cal Thomas
[ Begins Constitution Earth Government Greater Mind Our Power Soul Than Us]
The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches. Harold H. Greene
[ Beholden Between Branches Clauses Constitution Difference Elected Enforced Fact Independent Individuals Lies Nations Other Preamble Real States Substantive United Words]
The truth is that I'm constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job. Dylan Moran
[ Constitutionally Doing Incapable Job Ordinary Truth]
Most faults are not in our Constitution, but in ourselves. Ramsey Clark
[ Constitution Faults Most Our Ourselves]
In the due exercise of your official power, in strictest accordance with law and the Constitution, you can deprive the enemy of that which, above all else, has given, and still gives him, aid and comfort. Robert Dale Owen
[ Above Accordance Aid Comfort Constitution Deprive Due Else Enemy Exercise Given Gives Him Law Official Power Still Strictest Which Your]
The last thing the Department of Homeland Security is about is infringing on anybody's constitutionally protected rights. Janet Napolitano
[ Anybody Constitutionally Department Homeland Infringing Last Protected Rights Security Thing]
The fact that we're protected under that Constitution in exercising the right of free speech, it's a wonderful thing. You've got to come from somewhere else to realize how valuable it is. Pat Oliphant
[ Come Constitution Else Exercising Fact Free Got How Protected Realize Right Somewhere Speech Thing Under Valuable Wonderful]
I always made my food congenial to my constitution, and my health was always excellent. Giacomo Casanova
[ Always Congenial Constitution Excellent Food Health Made]
It is indeed an odd business that it has taken this Court nearly two centuries to "discover" a constitutional mandate to have counsel at a preliminary hearing. Warren E. Burger
[ Business Centuries Constitutional Counsel Court Discover Hearing Indeed Mandate Nearly Odd Preliminary Taken Two]
It's one of the nice things about this nation that when the Constitution is violated, if it affects you, you can bring a suit. Michael Newdow
[ Affects Bring Constitution Nation Nice Suit Things Violated]
When dealing with illegal immigration, the answer is simple; enforce Constitutional mandates, and you will protect Floridians and the American people. Allen West
[ American Answer Constitutional Dealing Enforce Illegal Immigration Mandates Protect Simple Will]
Unfortunately a Constitutional amendment that would have empowered Congress to make desecration of the United States flag illegal failed to pass by one vote. Kenny Marchant
[ Amendment Congress Constitutional Desecration Empowered Failed Flag Illegal Make Pass States Unfortunately United Vote Would]
If you are a friend of the Constitution as I am, I hope you will consider engaging me in the topics of my posts whether you agree or disagree with my position on a particular subject. John Jay Hooker
[ Agree Am Consider Constitution Disagree Engaging Friend Hope Particular Position Posts Subject Topics Whether Will]
The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution. Joseph Ratzinger
[ Church Confer Considered Constitution Convinced European Fact Having Irreconcilable Now Ordination Priestly Right Some Women]
The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments: the right to bear arms, school prayer. Al Sharpton
[ Always Amendments Arms Around Bear Constitutional Prayer Right School Wing]
The Constitution in all its provisions looks to an indestructible union disposed of indestructible States. Salmon Portland Chase
[ Constitution Disposed Indestructible Looks Provisions States Union]
A great number of the women are victims to falling of the womb and weakness in the spine; but these are necessary results of their laborious existence, and do not belong either to climate or constitution. Fanny Kemble
[ Belong Climate Constitution Either Existence Falling Great Laborious Necessary Number Results Spine Their These Victims Weakness Womb Women]
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things. Alexander Hamilton
[ Calculate Cannot Change Consist Constitutions General Must Necessarily Only Permanent Possible Provisions Reason Should Things]
The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world. James Madison
[ Constitution Example Happy Hope Liberty Miracle States Their These Throughout Union Wonder World]
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights. James K. Polk
[ Constitution Great Just Majorities Minorities Object Oppressing Restrain Rights Their Upon]
This revision of the Constitution will not be perfect. But at least the Constitution will not be inflexible. It will be a step towards the Social Europe which we wish. Laurent Fabius
[ Constitution Europe Inflexible Least Perfect Revision Social Step Towards Which Will Wish]
More students have a better knowledge of pop culture than of the Constitution. Charles Bowen
[ Better Constitution Culture Knowledge More Pop Students Than]
Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still. Charles Edison
[ Cannot Constitution Our Progress Society Stands Still While]
All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them. Felix Frankfurter
[ Because Constitution Depends Everything Laws Life Made Material Matter Our Out Semantics Them Tools Understanding Which Whole Words Work Written]
A Supreme Court decision that concessions of this sort were unconstitutional would have taken them off the table and actually increased the effective sovereignty of elected officials. Michael Kinsley
[ Actually Concessions Court Decision Effective Elected Increased Off Officials Sort Sovereignty Supreme Table Taken Them Unconstitutional Were Would]
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation. Robin Hayes
[ Against Air Army Coast Commitment Constitution Continue Domestic Enemies Force Foreign Forget Guard Importance Marines Nation Navy Never Oath Our Protect Serve Served Their Those Took Uphold]
Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by each successive political wind. Hugo Black
[ Away Blown Constitution Each Judges New Our Political Sands Successive Washed Wave Wind Written]
But just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the constitution, sooner or later, you've got to compromise. You've got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country forward. Colin Powell
[ Arrive Compromise Compromises Consensus Constitution Country Did Forward Got Just Later Making Move Philadelphia Sooner Start Were Writing]
A Constitution should be short and obscure. Napoleon Bonaparte
[ Constitution Obscure Short Should]
Owing to the difficulty of dealing with substances of high molecular weight we are still a long way from having determined the chemical characteristics and the constitution of proteins, which are regarded as the principal con-stituents of living organisms. Karl Landsteiner
[ Characteristics Chemical Constitution Dealing Determined Difficulty Having High Living Long Molecular Organisms Owing Principal Proteins Regarded Still Substances Way Weight Which]
The constitutions of Maryland and New York are founded in higher wisdom. Ezra Stiles
[ Constitutions Founded Higher Maryland New Wisdom York]
There is a vast difference - a constitutional difference-between restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the intellectual commingling of students, and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the state presents no such bar. Frederick M. Vinson
[ Bar Constitutional Difference Imposed Individuals Intellectual Presents Prohibit Refusal Restrictions State Students Such Vast Where Which]
I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination against any minority by amending the Constitution. Ben Nighthorse Campbell
[ Act Against Amending Any Believe Constitution Defense Discrimination Form Marriage Minority Should Voted]
I was appalled and shocked that Bush used the State of the Union to attack same-sex marriages and indicated that he would support a constitutional amendment. Jean O'Leary
[ Amendment Appalled Attack Bush Constitutional Indicated Marriages Same-Sex Shocked State Support Union Used Would]
And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative. Sharron Angle
[ Conclusions Conservative Constitution Country Draw Fathers Fiscally Founding Great Look Made Might Our Socially Their Things Those Truly Were Writings]
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. Abraham Lincoln
[ Anything Constitution Interfere Liberties Maintained Must Only Our Safeguard]
There are no insuperable constitutional difficulties. Lionel K. Murphy
[ Constitutional Difficulties Insuperable]
If democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. Liberty is a Constitutional Republic that allows the sheep to contest the vote. Airot Parker Politics
[ democracy republic]
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards. Aeschines
[ Armed Assured Citizen Citizens Constitution Democracy Despot Fellow Find Guard Guards Laws Person Protection State Suspicion Their Whereas]
The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble. Andrew Jackson
[ Constitution Laws Supreme Union]
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough. Andrew Jackson
[ Against Agents Calmness Constitutional Corrective Corruption Deliberation Enough Great Hands Power Prove Right Strong Suffrage Their Used Usurpation Will]
The Constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people. William O. Douglas
[ Backs Constitution Designed Government Neutral Off Take]
It is becoming more widely acknowledged that it is better to have a good constitution than not having a perfect one. Romano Prodi
[ Acknowledged Becoming Better Constitution Good Having More Perfect Than Widely]
I am fully persuaded that thousands of our fellow-men might profit equally by a similar course to mine; but, constitutions not being all alike, a different course of treatment may be advisable for the removal of so tormenting an affliction. William Banting
[ Advisable Affliction Alike Am Being Constitutions Course Different Equally Fellow-Men Fully May Might Mine Our Persuaded Profit Removal Similar Thousands Tormenting Treatment]
The Constitution has not greatly bothered any wartime President. Francis Biddle
[ Any Bothered Constitution Greatly President Wartime]
We didn't pass any constitutional amendments that affected the executive branch while I was governor. John Engler
[ Affected Amendments Any Branch Constitutional Executive Governor Pass While]
Although I may find the type of programming seen during the 2004 Super Bowl and the 2003 Golden Globe Awards disgusting and disturbing, we must always work hard to defend the cherished freedoms so clearly outlined in our Constitution, including a healthy and free press. Mike Rogers
[ Although Always Awards Bowl Cherished Clearly Constitution Defend Disgusting Disturbing During Find Free Freedoms Globe Golden Hard Healthy Including May Must Our Outlined Press Programming Seen Super Type Work]
Working Americans who believe in our country and who believe in our Constitution are saying, 'Enough is enough!' John Boehner
[ Americans Believe Constitution Country Enough Our Saying Working]
We would be false to our trust if we allowed the time it takes to give effect to constitutional rights to be used as the very reason for taking away those rights. Frank Murphy
[ Allowed Away Constitutional Effect False Give Our Reason Rights Takes Taking Those Time Trust Used Very Would]
Apparently tired of waiting for clear direction from Congress, the people of Puerto Rico have used the tools provided by their own local constitution to schedule a vote for Dec. 13 on the status of the island. Dick Thornburgh
[ Apparently Clear Congress Constitution Dec Direction Island Local Own Provided Puerto Rico Schedule Status Their Tired Tools Used Vote Waiting]
I certainly want campaign finance reform. I just wish this would do it in a way that would stand up to a constitutional challenge. Ben Nelson
[ Campaign Certainly Challenge Constitutional Finance Just Reform Stand Up Want Way Wish Would]
People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation - much like building a mosque at Ground Zero. Sarah Palin Religion
[ Building Burn Constitutional Doing Ground Insensitive Koran Much Provocation Right Unnecessary Want Zero]
A privilege may not be a right, but, under the constitution of the country, I do not gather that any broad distinction is drawn between the rights and the privileges that were enjoyed and that were taken away. Charles Tupper
[ Any Away Between Broad Constitution Country Distinction Drawn Enjoyed Gather May Privilege Privileges Right Rights Taken Under Were]
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation. John Adams
[ America Arise Circulation Coin Confederation Confusion Constitution Credit Defects Distress Downright Honor Ignorance Much Nature Perplexities Their Virtue Want]
That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental principle of the English constitution. William Blackstone
[ Constitution English Fundamental King Necessary Principle Wrong]
For the life of me, I don't understand what honest motive there is in putting this in front of this body to philosophically debate marriage on a constitutional amendment that is not going to happen, and which is enormously divisive in all of our communities. Dianne Feinstein
[ Amendment Body Communities Constitutional Debate Divisive Enormously Front Going Happen Honest Life Marriage Motive Our Philosophically Putting Understand Which]
The constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. David Davis
[ Circumstances Classes Constitution Covers Equally Law Men Peace Protection Rulers Shield States Times Under United War]
I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will not vote for one single penny that isn't paid for, because debt is the monster, debt is what's going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink. Ron Paul
[ Always Because Brink Constitution Debt Eat Economy Going Monster Our Paid Penny Promised Single Up Us Vote Well Why Will]
For myself, therefore, I desire to declare that the principle that will govern me in the high duty to which my country calls me is a strict adherence to the letter and spirit of the Constitution as it was designed by those who framed it. Martin Van Buren
[ Adherence Calls Constitution Country Declare Designed Desire Duty Framed Govern High Letter Myself Principle Spirit Strict Therefore Those Which Will]
Let there be no reservation or doubt that I believe the Senate should vote on each and every judicial appointment made by the President of the United States and that no rule or procedure should ever stop the Senate from exercising its constitutional responsibility. Johnny Isakson
[ Appointment Believe Constitutional Doubt Each Ever Every Exercising Judicial Made President Procedure Reservation Responsibility Rule Senate Should States Stop United Vote]
The political parties have unanimously rejected the one-man constitutional changes. Benazir Bhutto
[ Changes Constitutional One-Man Parties Political Rejected Unanimously]
One country, one constitution, one destiny. Daniel Webster
[ Constitution Country Destiny]
Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible. Jalal Talabani
[ Against Constitution Country Democratic Draft Help Our Plan Possible Security Soon Struggle Terrorism]
I think that the proposed constitution is one of the European legal documents with the strongest social dimension I have seen since I began following European issues. Jean-Pierre Raffarin
[ Began Constitution Dimension Documents European Following Issues Legal Proposed Seen Since Social Strongest Think]
The path we have chosen is constitutional. John Ashcroft
[ Chosen Constitutional Path]
This election is a critical step in that overall plan - transforming the Iraqi government into a fully constitutional one, able to secure its own borders and ensure the safety of its citizens. John M. McHugh
[ Able Borders Citizens Constitutional Critical Election Ensure Fully Government Into Iraqi Overall Own Plan Safety Secure Step Transforming]
Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. Will Rogers
[ Amendment Anybody Anything Colleges Constitutional Did Earth Five Found Giving Good Instead Learning Money Pass Prohibiting Prohibition Promote Race Smartest Why Works Would Years]
Obviously, I'll keep fighting to uphold the Constitution. Michael Newdow
[ Constitution Fighting Keep Obviously Uphold]
A new constitution should be more amendable. A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered to produce an arrangement that would be simple, responsible, and less awkward. Charles Edison
[ Altered Arrangement Awkward Confusing Constitution Courts Less More Needlessly New Produce Responsible Should Simple System Would]
The adoption by Jefferson and the Republicans of the political structure of their opponents is of an importance hardly inferior to that of the adoption of the Constitution by the states. Herbert Croly
[ Adoption Constitution Hardly Importance Inferior Jefferson Opponents Political Republicans States Structure Their]
They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States, and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution when its integrity shall be threatened. Lorenzo Snow
[ Champions Constitution Institutions Integrity Laws Liberty Shall States Sustain Threatened United Will]
The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S. Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty. Bill McCollum
[ Care Clearly Constitution Each Health House Last Legislation Night Passed Reform Representatives Sovereignty State Violates]
I don't see any justification for the federal government owning land, other than the Statue of Liberty and maybe a few parks, maybe a few refuges. But to just own land to do nothing with it I think is a disservice to the Constitution. Don Young
[ Any Constitution Disservice Federal Few Government Just Justification Land Liberty Maybe Nothing Other Own Owning Parks See Statue Than Think]
But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law, there is in this country no superior, dominant, ruling class of citizens. There is no caste here. John Marshall Harlan
[ Caste Citizens Class Constitution Country Dominant Eye Here Law Ruling Superior View]
At the same time the Constitution sets in stone the Stability Pact and risks preventing member States from implementing a policy of growth. So we are not able to do things at the European or the national level. Laurent Fabius
[ Able Constitution European Growth Implementing Level Member National Pact Policy Preventing Risks Same Sets Stability States Stone Things Time]
There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all. Antonin Scalia
[ Constitution Criminality Few New Nothing Order Privacy Protect Realization Sometimes Us]
The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That's all. It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity. Jesse Ventura
[ Charity Constitution Guarantee Guarantees Happiness Liberty Life Our Pursuit Rights Us]
Defining marriage is a power that should be left to the states. Moreover, no state should be forced to recognize a marriage that is not within its own laws, Constitution, and legal precedents. John Sununu
[ Constitution Defining Forced Laws Left Legal Marriage Moreover Own Power Precedents Recognize Should State States Within]
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot. Thomas B. Macaulay
[ Best Better Constitution Despot Good Infinitely Than]
The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy, but checks it. Horatio Seymour
[ Checks Constitution Democracy Merit Our Promotes]
The Constitution was written by 55 educated and highly intelligent men in Philadelphia in 1787, but it was written so that it could be understood by people of limited education and modest intelligence. John Jay Hooker
[ Constitution Could Educated Education Highly Intelligence Intelligent Limited Men Modest Philadelphia Understood Written]
I thought what the military was doing was unconstitutional. Fred Korematsu
[ Doing Military Thought Unconstitutional]
The ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it. Felix Frankfurter
[ Constitution Itself Said Touchstone Ultimate]
Collective states are constitutionally incapable of reliably producing anything but corpses. L. Neil Smith
[ Anything Collective Constitutionally Corpses Incapable Producing Reliably States]
We have to worry about protecting the Constitution. Karen Hughes
[ Constitution Protecting Worry]
Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression. James K. Polk
[ Against Appeal Constitution Minorities Oppression Right Shield Such]
With that in mind and in celebration of National Prayer Day, today I have proposed in the House of Representatives a Constitutional Amendment that would restore voluntary prayer in our Nation's schools. Nick Rahall
[ Amendment Celebration Constitutional Day House Mind Nation National Our Prayer Proposed Representatives Restore Schools Today Voluntary Would]
In the span of three years, the Iraqi people participated in three elections, drafted a constitution, and elected a new government. While more work remains, this is remarkable progress. Tim Murphy
[ Constitution Drafted Elected Elections Government Iraqi More New Participated Progress Remains Remarkable Span Three While Work Years]
The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears. It was wrought both as the organ of the national interest and as the bulwark of certain individual and local rights. Herbert Croly
[ Also Both Bulwark Certain Constitution Expression Faith Fears Individual Interest Local National Only Organ Political Rights Wrought]
In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge. Robert Bork
[ Constitutional Content Democracy Given Judge Law Legislator Moral Morality Must Never]
Internal self-government under a local constitution was authorized by Congress and approved by the residents in 1952, but federal law is supreme in Puerto Rico and residents do not have voting representation in the Congress. Dick Thornburgh
[ Approved Authorized Congress Constitution Federal Internal Law Local Puerto Representation Residents Rico Self-Government Supreme Under Voting]
The Court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional law having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution. Byron White
[ Comes Constitution Constitutional Court Deals Design Having Language Law Little Most Nearest Roots Vulnerable]
Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it, but had the representation of democracy in it. Steve King
[ Because Constitutional Crafted Democracy Failures Fathers First Form Founding Government Had History Our Representation Republic Shaping Time Were World Would]
Well, today, we are in the struggle brought on to us by the terrorists of Islam. It is a war that we did not choose. It was a war that was declared against us as Americans, against our people, against our Constitution. Todd Tiahrt
[ Against Americans Brought Choose Constitution Declared Did Islam Our Struggle Terrorists Today Us War Well]
I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution. Saddam Hussein
[ According Constitution Constitutional Former Immunity Including President Prosecution Rights Said Say]
Conservatives believe in providing Constitutional rights to our citizens, not to enemy combatants like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Mitt Romney
[ Believe Citizens Combatants Conservatives Constitutional Enemy Mohammed Our Providing Rights]
The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights. Erwin Griswold
[ Alone Bill Constitution Principle Right Rights Underlying]
I believe I am strengthening the Constitution with my case. Michael Newdow
[ Am Believe Case Constitution Strengthening]
If the constitution goes, I go. Kamisese Mara
[ Constitution Go Goes]
We can only undo the election if the behavior meets the constitutional standard of subverting and threatening our system of government. Zoe Lofgren
[ Behavior Constitutional Election Government Meets Only Our Standard System Threatening Undo]
And therefore, for the sake of my mater, without any regard for my own, I hope all those that have a due regard for our constitution and for the rights and prerogatives of the crown, without which our constitution can not be preserved, will be against this motion. Robert Walpole
[ Against Any Constitution Crown Due Hope Motion Our Own Prerogatives Preserved Regard Rights Sake Therefore Those Which Will Without]
I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. Ed Case
[ Against Amendment Constitutional Gay Marriage Oppose]
And I think we as a people need to stop being disingenuous about what the Constitution provides for. It does not provide for this all-encompassing power that we've seen exercised over the last several decades. It's what's gotten us into this bankrupt position. Joe Miller
[ Bankrupt Being Constitution Decades Disingenuous Does Exercised Gotten Into Last Need Over Position Power Provide Provides Seen Several Stop Think Us]
As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard. Felix Frankfurter
[ Am Cherish Constitution Court Deem Deeply Disregard How Into Justified Matter May Member Mischievous Notions Policy Private Their Them Writing]
That's the key: get the constitution in place. Get rule of law in place, capital will come, electricity will follow. Steve King
[ Capital Come Constitution Electricity Follow Get Key Law Place Rule Will]
Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere. Robert Bork
[ Adhere Ask Constitution Endorsed Ideas Judges Knew Made Man Must Nature Our Rather Temptations Than Their Those Utopia]
The very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision. David Boies
[ Affirming Against Bill Constitution Court Decision Decisions Discriminatory Down Every Fundamental Including Legislation Love Majority Marry Minority Past Person Protect Purpose Rights Strikes Supreme Very Voters]
The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational documents for our Constitution. I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right. John Conyers
[ Constitution Court Decision Documents Forbidden Foundational Friends Imagine Known Magna Mention Only Our Right Widely Would]
The national will is the supreme law of the Republic, and on all subjects within the limits of his constitutional powers should be faithfully obeyed by the public servant. Martin Van Buren
[ Constitutional Faithfully His Law Limits National Obeyed Powers Public Republic Servant Should Subjects Supreme Will Within]
There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun... and the only way to do that is to change the Constitution. Michael Gartner
[ Anyone Buy Change Constitution Country Except Handgun Military Officer Only Own Person Police Reason Use Way]
A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue. Phillip E. Johnson
[ Certain Citizenry Civic Constitutional Degree Democracy Does Education Serious Trouble Virtue]
Flag desecration is not a constitutional issue for the courts. It is a political one that belongs to the people. Larry Craig
[ Belongs Constitutional Courts Desecration Flag Issue Political]
The whole basis of the Constitution was a restriction of power, and the whole basis of the federalist system was that there was not one sovereign centralized power from which all authority flows. Roy Moore
[ Authority Basis Centralized Constitution Federalist Flows Power Restriction Sovereign System Which Whole]
If the provisions of the constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned. George Sutherland
[ Abandoned Comfort Constitution May Pinch Provisions Upheld Well]
The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity. Henry Clay
[ Constitution Endless Existed Generation Made Merely Perpetual Posterity States Then Undefined United Unlimited]
Hosni Mubarak... his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic. We can voice our opinions now. The press is free. Naguib Mahfouz
[ Constitution Democratic Free His Now Opinions Our Press Voice]
As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed. It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order, in its economic structure. Its thinking and feeling changed. Gustav Stresemann
[ Changed Collapsed Constitution Economic Feeling Germany Old Order Result Social Structure Thinking War World]
The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes. Ayatollah Khamenei
[ After Atmosphere Cast Causes Constitution Free Inclinations Independence Islamic National Parties Present Republic Vote]
In the book I define conservatism, as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution, respect for life, less government, and personal responsibility. Jonathan Krohn
[ Believe Book Categories Conservatism Constitution Define Fit Four Government Less Life Personal Principle Respect Responsibility Upon]
I'm tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution. L. Neil Smith
[ Amendments Being Considered Constitution Criminal Dangerous Defend Exercise First Kind Other Reason Rights Some States Ten Than Throwback Tired Under United Value]
If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle, why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care? Al Sharpton
[ Care Carry Charlton Constitutional Grandma Health Heston Rifle Right Why]
No Congress ever has seen fit to amend the Constitution to address any issue related to marriage. No Constitutional Amendment was needed to ban polygamy or bigamy, nor was a Constitutional Amendment needed to set a uniform age of majority to ban child marriages. Judy Biggert
[ Address Age Amend Amendment Any Ban Child Congress Constitution Constitutional Ever Fit Issue Majority Marriage Marriages Needed Nor Polygamy Related Seen Set Uniform]
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none. Joseph de Maistre
[ Constitution Made Nations None]
They have accorded me my constitutional rights, and that is to their credit because the media hate campaign against me has been so intense and so vicious that it's a miracle that the police have taken such a professional approach. Ernst Zundel
[ Accorded Against Approach Because Been Campaign Constitutional Credit Hate Intense Media Miracle Police Professional Rights Such Taken Their Vicious]
Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says. What do you feel? Joe Biden
[ Constitution Father Feel Just Says Talk]
Our political and constitutional rights, so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man, asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance. Gerrit Smith
[ Asserted Called Carried Constitutional Contrivance Human Inherent Man Modes Natural Our Out Political Rights Secured]
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny. Hugo Black
[ Also Always Change Constitution Deadliest Enemy Framers Free Friend Knew Revolution Speech Tyranny]
I've been in the legislative branch and now the executive branch and in each case I felt it was important we use our constitutional responsibilities to the fullest. John Engler
[ Been Branch Case Constitutional Each Executive Felt Fullest Important Legislative Now Our Responsibilities Use]
Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named, nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution, were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights. Diane Wood
[ Any Bill Careless Chose Constitution Document Framers James Lecture Madison Named Neither Nor Oblivious Other Otherwise Rights Unaware Were Whom Words]
The Constitution wanted artists to have control over their works because they knew it would create incentive to create more works. That is clearly still the goal. Hilary Rosen
[ Artists Because Clearly Constitution Control Create Goal Incentive Knew More Over Still Their Wanted Works Would]
Indeed, an entire generation of Americans has grown to adulthood since the Roe decision of 1973, which held that the right to choose an abortion was a privacy right protected by our Constitution. Robert Casey
[ Abortion Adulthood Americans Choose Constitution Decision Entire Generation Grown Held Indeed Our Privacy Protected Right Roe Since Which]
I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction. Stockwell Day
[ Address Any Arguments Blindly Brave Canadians Constitutional Direction Go Government Into Justice Legal Minister Move New Refuse Society Their These Want Wise Wish World Would]
The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights that we have as Americans under our Constitution. Ted Olson
[ Americans Constitution Court Fundamental Held Marriage Most Our Repeatedly Rights States Supreme Under United]
Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed essential to the preservation of the rights of the States, or of the People. Caleb Cushing
[ Acceptance Accepting Additions Constitution Coupled Deemed Essential Government Plan Preservation Proposed Recommendation Rights Some States Their Them Various Which]
Every American, regardless of their background, has the right to live free of unwarranted government intrusion. Repealing the worst provisions of the Patriot Act will reign in this gross abuse of power and restore to everyone our basic Constitutional rights. Pete Stark
[ Abuse Act American Background Basic Constitutional Every Everyone Free Government Gross Intrusion Live Our Patriot Power Provisions Regardless Reign Repealing Restore Right Rights Their Unwarranted Will Worst]
Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster. Al Gore
[ American Constitutional Creativity Democracy Democratic Early Framework Harnessing Imagination Kind Napster Our Political Really Software System Version]
Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish. Thurgood Marshall
[ Amendments Because Blacks Cherish Constitution Corrective Decency Document Fairness Freedom Only Other Realistic Sense Several Speak Those Today]
The constitutional questions are in the first instance not questions of right but questions of might. Ferdinand Lassalle
[ Constitutional First Instance Might Questions Right]
I believe in the Constitution. The Constitution says that government isn't supposed to be infusing religion into our society, and so I asked to have that upheld. Michael Newdow
[ Asked Believe Constitution Government Infusing Into Our Religion Says Society Supposed Upheld]
I'm a judge. It seemed to me that it was critical to try to take action to stem the criticism and help people understand that in the constitutional framework, it's terribly important not to have a system of retaliation against decisions people don't like. Sandra Day O'Connor
[ Action Against Constitutional Critical Criticism Decisions Framework Help Important Judge Retaliation Seemed Stem System Take Terribly Try Understand]
I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution. Tom DeLay
[ Am Constitution Constitutional Employee Federal Government Job Officer States United]
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth. George Washington
[ Constitution Firearms Importance Liberty Only Peoples Second Teeth]
It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself. Sandra Day O'Connor Politics
[ Amendment Compromise Constitution Embodied Expedient Fear Find Framers Itself Majority Measure Might Passing These Values Were]
While I believe our Constitution allows for State and local governments to execute the power of eminent domain for those purposes that specifically serve the public good, condemning property solely to implement economic development plans is not serving the public good. Solomon Ortiz
[ Allows Believe Condemning Constitution Development Domain Economic Eminent Execute Good Governments Implement Local Our Plans Power Property Public Purposes Serve Serving Solely Specifically State Those While]
I have never seen such extreme partisanship, such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution. Robert Byrd
[ Bitter Constitution Extreme Fate Fathers Forgetfulness Never Our Partisanship Seen Such]
Today, we stand as a united country and are much closer to the ideals set forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Jim Ryun
[ Among Certain Closer Constitution Country Created Creator Endowed Equal Forth Happiness Ideals Liberty Life Men Much Our Pursuit Rights Set Stand Their These Today Unalienable United]
Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,' in most instances they're not even law. Sonia Sotomayor
[ Article Constitution Even Instances Iv Land Law Most Says Supreme Though Treaties]
I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution. It was, it is, an illegal act. The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution. Peter Camejo
[ Act Cannot Change Congress Constitution Illegal Our Patriot President Really Senate Think Violates]
This constitution recognises the need for social dialogue involving labour and management; it involves trade unions in the decision-making process; it has a social vision founded on social dialogue. Jean-Pierre Raffarin
[ Constitution Decision-Making Dialogue Founded Involves Involving Labour Management Need Process Recognises Social Trade Unions Vision]
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. Abraham Lincoln
[ Amending Belongs Constitutional Country Exercise Existing Government Grow Inhabit Institutions Overthrow Revolutionary Right Shall Their Weary Whenever]
I propose a Constitutional Amendment providing that, if any public official, elected or appointed, at any level of government, is caught lying to any member of the public for any reason, the punishment shall be death by public hanging. L. Neil Smith
[ Amendment Any Appointed Caught Constitutional Death Elected Government Hanging Level Lying Member Official Propose Providing Public Punishment Reason Shall]
The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure. George Washington
[ After Authorized Congress Constitution Declaring Expedition Importance Measure Offensive Power Shall Subject Such Therefore Undertaken Until Upon Vests War]
I have three degrees in history and only one in law, but since I came back to specialize in constitutional law where history is so essentially a part and an explanation of much that exists, the two disciplines blended very well. Frank Scott
[ Back Blended Came Constitutional Degrees Disciplines Essentially Exists Explanation History Law Much Only Part Since Specialize Three Two Very Well Where]
As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate. Arlen Specter
[ Amendment Constitution Constitutional Doctrine Inadequate Last Matter Measures Other Proved Resort Should Sound Traditional]
The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government. Stephen Harper
[ Alternative Canadians Constitutional Did Government Leader Make Merger Obligation Opposition Parliament Reason Sure]
Almost any government activity can also be seen as taking property "without just compensation." The basic model of an unconstitutional "taking" would be if the government threw you out of your house. Michael Kinsley
[ Activity Almost Also Any Basic Compensation Government House Just Model Out Property Seen Taking Threw Unconstitutional Without Would Your]
You well know, sir, that when the Constitution was submitted to the People of the respective States for their adoption or rejection, it awakened the warmest debates of the several State conventions. Caleb Cushing
[ Adoption Awakened Constitution Conventions Debates Know Rejection Respective Several Sir State States Submitted Their Warmest Well]
I'm knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that President Bush has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman. Jimmy Swaggart
[ Amendment Between Bush Constitutional God Knocking Lawmakers Man Marriage Need Our Pathetic Pitiful President Stated States Thank Woman]
First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution, so you begin American history with not only no political conventions but also no parties. Michael Beschloss
[ Also American Begin Constitution Conventions First History Mention Only Parties Political]
The Constitution is not a panacea for every blot upon the public welfare. Nor should this Court, ordained as a judicial body, be thought of as a general haven for reform movements. John Marshall Harlan
[ Blot Body Constitution Court Every General Haven Judicial Movements Nor Ordained Panacea Public Reform Should Thought Upon Welfare]
The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don't enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like. Michael Badnarik
[ Bad Before Constitutional Enforce Find Get Government How Iii Likely Limitations Line Out Question Sand Something Soon Things Very War Where Will World Your]
It must always be remembered that what the Constitution forbids is not all searches and seizures, but unreasonable searches and seizures. Potter Stewart
[ Always Constitution Forbids Must Remembered Searches Unreasonable]
If you think aficionados of a living Constitution want to bring you flexibility, think again. You think the death penalty is a good idea? Persuade your fellow citizens to adopt it. You want a right to abortion? Persuade your fellow citizens and enact it. That's flexibility. Antonin Scalia
[ Abortion Adopt Again Bring Citizens Constitution Death Enact Fellow Flexibility Good Idea Living Penalty Persuade Right Think Want Your]
It is unfortunate that Americans are no longer aware of what the constitution says and what their rights are. Because of that, we are often very passive about what happens when the government violates those rights. James Bovard
[ Americans Aware Because Constitution Government Happens Longer Often Passive Rights Says Their Those Unfortunate Very Violates]
I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it. Andrew Johnson
[ Am Andy Constitution Interprets Johnson Sworn Understands Uphold]
The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share; it also protects those with whose views we disagree. Edward Kennedy
[ Also Constitution Disagree Does Just Protect Protects Share Those Views Whose]
If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act. Robert Jackson
[ Act Any Citizens Confess Constitutional Fixed Force High Matters Nationalism Official Opinion Orthodox Other Our Petty Politics Prescribe Religion Shall Star Word]
Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges, mayors and governors, who are given to change, defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas. David Wilkerson
[ Agendas Astray Being Change Constitution Defying Given Governors Judges Led Mayors Nation Our Own Their Ungodly Wicked]
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide. Andrew Johnson
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It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America. Molly Ivins
[ America Constitution Country Established Everyone Extend History Liberties Long Our Possible Read Struggle]
The American Constitution is the greatest governing document, and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest. Stephen Ambrose
[ American Constitution Document Governing Greatest Just Shortest Some Words]
Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary. Ben Nelson
[ Amending Amendment Basis Clear Constitution Convincing Delicate Document Done Endeavor Evidence Freedom Liberty Love Most Necessary Only Proposed Sacred Should Those]
We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens. Barbara Boxer
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I cannot believe that the American people and the people they elected would use the Constitution to stifle any group's rights. Jean O'Leary
[ American Any Believe Cannot Constitution Elected Group Rights Stifle Use Would]
In our Constitution governmental power is divided among three separate branches of the national government, three separate branches of State governments, and the peoples of the several States. Robert Welch
[ Among Branches Constitution Divided Government Governmental Governments National Our Peoples Power Separate Several State States Three]
Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor. Thomas B. Macaulay
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As we've seen, our constitutional system requires limits on copyright as a way to assure that copyright holders do not too heavily influence the development and distribution of our culture. Lawrence Lessig
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I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying. Barack Obama
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I think the motive is to establish in federal law the personhood from conception forward and try and alter the Constitution through statute. Zoe Lofgren
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The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation. Sandra Day O'Connor
[ Clear Constitution Critical Elsewhere Federalist Felt Framers Independent Judiciary Nation Papers Success Were]
We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time. Robert Dale Owen
[ Constitutionally Slavery Time]
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions. Plato
[ Constitutions Education Good Implant Nurture]
Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny. Daniel Webster
[ Borne Constitution Country Destiny Every Flag Rally Under Which]
Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith? Caleb Cushing
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I believe that the Framers of the Constitution made their intent clear when they wrote the First Amendment. I believe they wanted to keep the new government from endorsing one religion over another, not erase the public consciousness or common faith. Nick Rahall
[ Amendment Another Believe Clear Common Consciousness Constitution Erase Faith First Framers Government Intent Keep Made New Over Public Religion Their Wanted Wrote]
Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution, and it was designed to eat the Constitution, to progress past the Constitution. Glenn Beck
[ America Cancer Constitution Designed Eat Eating Our Past Progress]
If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and the principles articulated in it the full measure of respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court. Elena Kagan
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No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution. Michael Newdow
[ Any Being Constitution Denies Existence Hold Office Person Shall Supreme Under]
It is the will of the American people that we have a right to protect our flag and this can only be accomplished by passing a Constitutional amendment. Adrian Cronauer
[ Accomplished Amendment American Constitutional Flag Only Our Passing Protect Right Will]
We are on the precipice of a crisis, a Constitutional crisis. The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic, are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote, you don't get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing, it's almost a temper tantrum. Charles Schumer
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We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating basic human rights into our new constitution. Chen Shui-bian
[ Also Basic Constitution Deal Human Incorporating Intend Into Issue New Our Rights]
You are the first President to whom the opportunity was ever offered constitutionally to inaugurate such a day. If you fail us now, you may be the last. Jay Alan Sekulow
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All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
[ Aside Assumed Constitutional Curb Decline Efforts Freedom Itself Judicial Mention Obvious Office Power Presidency Respect Review Sovereignty Spoke]
As the highest ranking American official in the United Nations organization, I came to understand thoroughly that the national constitutional processes of the member states define the status of territories under their sovereignty. Dick Thornburgh
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Demand the ballot as the undeniable right of every man who is called to the poll, and take special care that the old constitutional rule and principle, by which majorities alone shall decide in Parliamentary elections, shall not be violated. John Bright
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The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive. Edward Gibbon
[ Constitution Executive Free Legislative Lost Nominated Power Principles]
This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution. Bill Maher
[ Also Appear Been Constitution Does Experience Fact Granted Learned Learning Privacy Something Thought Were Word]
This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts, hopes and aspirations of ordinary people. It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens further still the democratic deficit. Nigel Farage
[ Aspirations Constitution Deficit Democratic Does Economic Further Growth Hopes Jobs Nothing Ordinary Reflect Still Thoughts Widens]
The layman's constitutional view is that what he likes is constitutional and that which he doesn't like is unconstitutional. Hugo Black
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I think it's a pity that in many people's minds constitutional reform and PR have come to mean much the same thing. Ferdinand Mount
[ Come Constitutional Many Mean Minds Much Pity Pr Reform Same Thing Think]
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written. Franklin D. Roosevelt
[ Compilation Constitution Elastic Ever Government Itself Marvelously Most Proved Rules States United Written]
I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality. Film scripts have a synthetical constitution. Manuel Puig
[ Analysis Believe Constitution Film Nothing Realism Reality Scripts]
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Civil War-when I really think about them they all seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea. Sarah Vowell
[ Civil Constitution Declaration Independence Likely Parting Really Red Sea Seem Them Think]
But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes. William H. Seward
[ Authority Constitution Devotes Domain Higher Law Noble Our Over Purposes Regulates Same Than Which]
The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy. Harry A. Blackmun
[ Conduct Constitution Heart Her His Home Individual Intimacy Intimate Own Privacy Protection Relationships Right Seems]
Judges who take the law into their own hands, who make up constitutional 'rights' in order to strike down laws they oppose, undermine the people's right to have their values shape public policy and define the culture. Orrin Hatch
[ Constitutional Culture Define Down Hands Into Judges Law Laws Make Oppose Order Own Policy Public Right Rights Shape Strike Take Their Undermine Up Values]
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. George Washington
[ Alter Basis Constitutions Government Make Our Political Right System Their]
Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require. Robert Foster Bennett
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I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive. William Wells Brown
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The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society. Constance Baker Motley
[ Americans Considered Constitution Drawn Equal Fact Made Members Originally Reference Society]
In this film George presents issues that are important, essential and vital, whoever you are, about constitutional rights and the bedrock of a democracy. I am drawn to those kinds of stories because they inspire me - they are responsible to a populace and responsible to man. David Strathairn
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If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties, the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government. Tommy Franks
[ Casualties Constitution Destruction Discarded Favor Form Government Hit Inflicts Large Likely Mass Military States United Weapon Will]
I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence. Thomas Erskine
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The constitution is the ultimate custodian of social will and its making should be accorded all due diligence. Mwai Kibaki
[ Accorded Constitution Custodian Diligence Due Making Should Social Ultimate Will]
It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage. We of the North have hitherto acquiesced in it, lest, in the endeavor to redress it in violation of the Constitution, greater evils might ensue. Jay Alan Sekulow
[ Acquiesced Always Been Bondage Constitution Endeavor Ensue Evils Families Great Greater Held Hitherto Lest Men Might North Redress Should Their These Violation Wrong]
In the name of the constitution of Texas, which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath. I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her. Sam Houston
[ Been Bloodshed Bring Civil Constitution Her Love Name Oath Refuse Strife Take Texas Too Trampled Upon Well Which]
The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. Samuel Adams
[ Against Attacks Civil Constitution Country Defend Defending Duty Freedom Hazards Liberties Our Them Worth]
But the Constitution was made not only for southern and northern states, but for states neither northern nor southern, namely, the western states, their coming in being foreseen and provided for. William H. Seward
[ Being Coming Constitution Foreseen Made Namely Neither Nor Northern Only Provided Southern States Their Western]
The constitution ought to specifically state that every nation is left entirely independent and supreme in its internal affairs, such as regulating emigration and all other similar matters. George William Norris
[ Affairs Constitution Emigration Entirely Every Independent Internal Left Matters Nation Other Ought Regulating Similar Specifically State Such Supreme]
The right of petition, I have said, was not conferred on the People by the Constitution, but was a pre-existing right, reserved by the People out of the grants of power made to Congress. Caleb Cushing
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We are witnessing a slow, steady takeover of our true freedoms. We are becoming a socialist nation, and whoever can't see this is probably hoping it isn't true. If we permit Mr. Obama to take over all our industries, if we permit him to raise our taxes to support unconstitutional causes, then we will be in default. This great America will become a paralyzed nation. Jon Voight
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Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it. Learned Hand
[ Constitution Court Dies Hearts Law Liberty Lies Men Save Women]
The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression? Calvin Trillin
[ Advertisements Amendment Companies Constitutionally Days Expression First Form Freedoms Guaranteed Having Into Magazines Perfume Place Protected Question Smelling These Those Under Up]
The capacity of the commonwealth government created under the local constitution to exercise governmental powers in local affairs is like that of local government in the states of the union in regard to non-federal affairs at the local level. Dick Thornburgh
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The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon. George Washington
[ Abandon Constitution Guide Never Which Will]
I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage. Corrine Brown
[ Amendment Constitutional Gay Marriage Prohibit Support]
Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise. William Whewell
[ Activity Combined Consequence Constantly Constitution Exercise Experience Fundamental Ideas Independent Mind Origin Particular Result Though Which]
The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline for a final draft of the constitution. Matt Lauer
[ Again Constitution Deadline Draft Failed Final Iraqis Meet Once]
Among the expected glories of the Constitution, next to the abolition of Slavery was that of Rum. George Clymer
[ Abolition Among Constitution Expected Glories Next Rum Slavery]
What I am for is justice for everyone, just like it says in the Constitution. Richard Pryor
[ Am Constitution Everyone Just Justice Says]
You hear about constitutional rights, free speech and the free press. Every time I hear these words I say to myself, 'That man is a Red, that man is a Communist!' You never hear a real American talk like that. Frank Hague
[ American Communist Constitutional Every Free Hear Man Myself Never Press Real Red Rights Say Speech Talk These Time Words]
It was settled by the Constitution, the laws, and the whole practice of the government that the entire executive power is vested in the President of the United States. Andrew Jackson
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While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage. John Boehner
[ Activist Amendment Constitutional Current Definition Down Either Judges Laws Left-Wing Levels Local Marriage Officials Preserves Protecting State States Statute Struck While]
The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Billy Graham
[ Constitution Framers Freedom Meant Our Religion Were]
We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time. But if we fail to do this, then unless we intend hereafter to violate the Constitution, we shall have a fugitive slave law in operation whenever the war is over. Jay Alan Sekulow
[ Constitution Constitutionally Fail Fugitive Hereafter Intend Law Operation Over Shall Slave Slavery Then Time Unless Violate War Whenever]
It is preposterous that the current members of the United States Senate and all of their predecessors for more than 200 years haven't been able to read the Constitution and do what it says. John Jay Hooker
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Be the responsibility on their heads who raise this novel and extraordinary question of reception, going to the unconstitutional abridgment, as I conceive, of the great right of petition inherent in the People of the United States. Caleb Cushing
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Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens. John Marshall Harlan
[ Among Citizens Classes Constitution Knows Neither Nor Our Tolerates]
We need an amendment that gives us the right to vote protected by the federal government and the Constitution. Al Sharpton
[ Amendment Constitution Federal Gives Government Need Protected Right Us Vote]
Until the people, by amendment, change the constitution, I urge that the counties cooperate with one another, that future road work be more uniform, and done in such a way that it will result in connected and continuous highways. Arthur Capper
[ Amendment Another Change Connected Constitution Continuous Cooperate Counties Done Future Highways More Result Road Such Uniform Until Urge Way Will Work]
Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve. Tammy Baldwin
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It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention. Lyndon B. Johnson
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And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility. John Boehner
[ America Back Celebrate Constitution Earned Economic Freedom Government Honors Individual Liberty Made Our Personal Responsibility Serves Stands Trust Up Values]
If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary. Dennis Chavez
[ Anything Battle Boys Constitution Correct Declaration Did Die Died Employment Fair Field Independence Necessary Practices Vain Worth]
A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Aristotle
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If one race be inferior to the other socially, the Constitution of the United States cannot put them upon the same plane. Henry Billings Brown
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Canada evolved within the British Empire: it inherited the Parliamentary system, the Cabinet system and all the other features of the British constitutional system which had been in place, for the most part, for several centuries before Canada was even thought of. Stockwell Day
[ Been Before British Cabinet Canada Centuries Constitutional Empire Even Evolved Features Had Inherited Most Other Parliamentary Part Place Several System Thought Which Within]
I'd love to thwart the Census form, but I want a constitutional basis for doing it - and here's the tricky thing. I think even constitutional purists would tell you that just because something isn't in the Constitution does not mean the government cannot do it. Mark Davis
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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams
[ Any Constitution Government Inadequate Made Moral Only Other Our Religious Wholly]
The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Lamar S. Smith
[ Constitution Freedom Provides Religion]
In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self-determination leading to full self-government. Dick Thornburgh
[ Constitutional Decisive Full Historical Leading Necessary Obviously Political Puerto Recent Rico Road Self-Determination Self-Government Status Step Terms Vote]
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones. Robert Mugabe
[ Constitutional May Methods Necessary Ones Other Than Use]
We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field. Warren E. Burger
[ Constitutional Field Into Judges Large Lured May Roaming]
The United States government can indict you on something, and now you've got to prove your innocence. And that's not the Constitution of the United States. Leonard Peltier
[ Constitution Got Government Indict Innocence Now Prove Something States United Your]
The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done. Anthony Kennedy
[ Anew Case Constitutional Done Each Freedom Generation Heritage Made Never Our Principles Work]
Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government. James Madison
[ Background Constitution Distorted End Form Government Historical Illegitimate Only Perverted Separate Text Which Will]
I am a free lover. I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long or short a period as I can; to change that love every day if I please. Victoria Woodhull
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Arizona presents no specific reason for excepting capital defendants from the constitutional protections extended to defendants generally, and none is readily apparent. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
[ Apparent Arizona Capital Constitutional Defendants Excepting Extended Generally None Presents Protections Readily Reason Specific]
Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world. Robert Byrd
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Specifically, the reservation of sovereignty to the people of the states in matters not governed by federal law is constitutionally defined and permanently enshrined in the 10th Amendment. Dick Thornburgh
[ Amendment Constitutionally Defined Enshrined Federal Governed Law Matters Permanently Reservation Sovereignty Specifically States]
The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. Samuel Adams
[ Arms Citizens Constitution Construed Keeping Never Own Peaceable Prevent Shall States Their United]
I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen, a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution. Laurence Tribe
[ Believe Constitution Convincing Enough Law Next Nor Organizing Our Phase Principle Seen Vision]
If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless. Antonin Scalia
[ Agree Conscience Constitution Draw Experience Good Lawyers Look Mode New Out Own Picking Principally Realize Rendered Should Their Us Useless]
Government is necessary for our survival. We need government in order to survive. The Founding Fathers created a special place for government. It is called the Constitution. Michael Badnarik
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I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections. Benazir Bhutto
[ Am Competent Constitutionally Contest Elections]
The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society; any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional. Ted Olson
[ Any Basic Equals Idea Inferior Marriage Our Recognition Short Society Status Unconstitutional Unjust Very]
The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary, enjoining fidelity to the Constitution, and obedience to the ministers of Hungary. Lajos Kossuth
[ Begged Commanders Constitution Earnestly Fidelity Hungarian Hungary Issue King Ministers Ministry Obedience Orders Troops]
I came not to your glorious shores to enjoy a happy rest - I came not to gather triumphs of personal distinction, but as a humble petitioner, in my country's name, as its freely chosen constitutional leader, to entreat your generous aid. Lajos Kossuth
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There is a higher law than the Constitution. William Seward
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It was the separation of powers upon which the framers placed their hopes for the preservation of the people's liberties. Despite this heritage, the congress has been in too many cases more than willing to walk away from its constitutional powers. Robert Byrd
[ Away Been Cases Congress Constitutional Despite Framers Heritage Hopes Liberties Many More Placed Powers Preservation Separation Than Their Too Upon Walk Which Willing]
The miners lost because they had only the constitution. The other side had bayonets. In the end, bayonets always win. Mother Jones
[ Always Bayonets Because Constitution End Had Lost Miners Only Other Side Win]
A law can be both economic folly and constitutional. Antonin Scalia
[ Both Constitutional Economic Folly Law]
The Constitution of the United States allows us to change; I don't have a problem with that. Lee Greenwood
[ Allows Change Constitution Problem States United Us]
Nothing is more important in the preservation of peace than to secure among the great mass of the people living under constitutional government a just conception of the rights which their nation has against others and of the duties their nation owes to others. Elihu Root
[ Against Among Conception Constitutional Duties Government Great Important Just Living Mass More Nation Nothing Others Owes Peace Preservation Rights Secure Than Their Under Which]
Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution. Gustave Flaubert
[ Age Been Catch Completely Constitution Had Happiness Idiot Loved Oh Ruin Seventeen Smallpox Soon Today Too Would Your]
On February 7, 2.2 million Haitians went to the polls and exercised their constitutional right to select a leader. They went by foot, by tap tap and other forms of transportation, traveling hours and standing in line for almost a day to get to their polling places. Mark Foley
[ Almost Constitutional Day Exercised February Foot Forms Get Haitians Hours Leader Line Million Other Places Polling Polls Right Select Standing Tap Their Transportation Traveling Went]
One of the things I learned in law school is that there's nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive about amending the Constitution. Adrian Cronauer
[ Amending Constitution Destructive Dishonorable Law Learned Nothing School Things Undesirable Wrong]
We know that this man has a proven record of being a 'strict constructionist.' Our President has given us his word that he will interpret the Constitution rather than make new laws from the bench. Rod Parsley
[ Being Bench Constitution Given His Interpret Know Laws Make Man New Our President Proven Rather Record Strict Than Us Will Word]
Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshall Politics
[ Constitutional Control Giving Government Heritage Men Minds Our Power Rebels Thought Whole]
We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our property and our liberty and our property under the Constitution. Charles Evans Hughes
[ Constitution Judges Judiciary Liberty Our Property Safeguard Say Under]
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. Abraham Lincoln
[ Both Congress Constitution Courts Masters Men Overthrow Pervert Rightful]
The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries, filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography. Phyllis Schlafly
[ Cable Constitutionally Filth Internet Justices Libraries Now Obscenity Over Protected Television Unlimited]
The relationship between press and politician - protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial - becomes sour, raw and confrontational. Roger Mudd
[ Adversarial Becomes Between Confrontational Constitution Designed Happily Politician Press Protected Raw Relationship Sour]
Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner. Joseph Addison
[ Acts Arises Constitution Courage Duty Grows Man Manner Occasion Often Sense Uniform Which]
The issue is whether the ultimate civil authority of the United States can tolerate actions in contempt of constitutional lines of authority. Any lessening of civil power over military power must inevitably lead away from democracy. Harold Russell
[ Actions Any Authority Away Civil Constitutional Contempt Democracy Inevitably Issue Lead Lessening Lines Military Must Over Power States Tolerate Ultimate United Whether]
Our country is not in crisis; there are no tanks in the streets. No matter what the outcome of the president's situation, life in America will go on. Our lives will continue to be filled with practical matters, not constitutional ones. Jennifer Dunn
[ America Constitutional Continue Country Crisis Filled Go Life Lives Matter Matters Ones Our Outcome Practical President Situation Streets Tanks Will]
The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery. Lajos Kossuth
[ Austria Common Constitution Country Deprive Deprived Designing Effort Every Freedom House Independence Legitimate Level Long Other Provinces Publicly Reduce Since Sink Slavery Unite Used]
Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. Will Rogers
[ Aliens Constitution Drunks Our Protects Senators]
We can't forget what happened on May 4th, 1970, when four students gave up their lives because they had the American constitutional right of peaceful protest. They gave up their lives. And to sing that song in that spot on that anniversary was very emotional for us. Graham Nash
[ American Anniversary Because Constitutional Emotional Forget Four Gave Had Happened Lives May Peaceful Protest Right Sing Song Spot Students Their Up Us Very]
The notion that Congress can change the meaning given a constitutional provision by the Court is subversive of the function of judicial review; and it is not the less so because the Court promises to allow it only when the Constitution is moved to the left. Robert Bork
[ Allow Because Change Congress Constitution Constitutional Court Function Given Judicial Left Less Meaning Moved Notion Only Promises Provision Review Subversive]
We just simply want to get back to basics, get - restore essentially the constitutional foundation of the country, and that means the federal government becoming less onerous, less involved in every - basically every item of our lives. And what that means is there does have to be some transition. Joe Miller
[ Back Basically Basics Becoming Constitutional Country Does Essentially Every Federal Foundation Get Government Involved Item Just Less Lives Means Onerous Our Restore Simply Some Transition Want]
We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith. He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron, and they all thought they could do the same. Ron Wood
[ Constitution Could Got Human Iron Keep Keith Machine Same Stones Thought Touring Trying Up Were]
If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already impending dangers? William H. Seward
[ Already Boundaries Constitution Dangers Enlarge How Impending Increase Influence Limited Now Prudent Slavery Statesmen Subvert Threatens Thus Wise Yet]
It is time... to end the long-standing and unproductive methodological debate over 'originalism' versus 'dynamism' or 'evolution' and focus instead on how, as a substantive matter, we should interpret the Constitution in the twenty-first century, and what it has to say on questions unimaginable to our eighteenth-century Framers. Diane Wood
[ Century Constitution Debate Dynamism End Evolution Focus Framers How Instead Interpret Long-Standing Matter Our Over Questions Say Should Substantive Time Unimaginable Unproductive Versus]
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself. John Ciardi
[ American Constitution Damn Every Fool Gives Himself Inalienable Make Right]
I think that if we get back to some basic fundamental principles, we can make sure that we resolve the issues. And I think that that's what the Tea Party was all about. It's getting back to a constitutional conservative government. And that is limited, but it's also effective and efficient. I think that that's what we'll be able to do. Allen West
[ Able Also Back Basic Conservative Constitutional Effective Efficient Fundamental Get Getting Government Issues Limited Make Party Principles Resolve Some Sure Tea Think]
I think the court will determine that the Faith-Based Initiative that the White House has instituted in the last five years is constitutional, in the context of allowing for broad-based programs to include religious providers. Jay Alan Sekulow
[ Allowing Constitutional Context Court Determine Faith-Based Five House Include Initiative Instituted Last Programs Providers Religious Think White Will Years]
Nothing in our current political system creates more alienation, more corruption, more mischief, and more distrust on the part of the public than that created by the volume of money flowing through Washington. Without the power brought by controlling that money, the incentive to buy, or become, a corrupt politician would disappear. In short, solving Washington's campaign finance problem requires treating the cause of that problem -- extra-Constitutional governmental intrusion into the lives of the citizens of the United States. Christian H F Riley Government
[ freedom effort owner slave life government despots]
The people are the only legitimate fountain of power, and it is from them that the constitutional charter, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived. James Madison
[ Branches Charter Constitutional Derived Fountain Government Hold Legitimate Only Power Several Their Them Under Which]
In an unconstitutional partnership with the state, the church can impose the most irresistible, if covert, controls conceivable. Madalyn Murray O'Hair
[ Church Conceivable Controls Covert Impose Irresistible Most Partnership State Unconstitutional]
I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times. Julius Rosenberg
[ Allegiance Am Bill Constitution Country Favor Heartily Our Owe Rights Times]
There are 20 million unemployed and what does the Constitution offer us in the Europe of 25, 27 and soon to be 30: policies of unrestricted competition to the detriment of production, wages, research and innovation. Laurent Fabius
[ Competition Constitution Detriment Does Europe Innovation Million Offer Policies Production Research Soon Unemployed Unrestricted Us Wages]
Simultaneously with the establishment of the Constitution, Virginia ceded to the United States her domain, which then extended to the Mississippi, and was even claimed to extend to the Pacific Ocean. William H. Seward
[ Ceded Claimed Constitution Domain Establishment Even Extend Extended Her Mississippi Ocean Pacific Simultaneously States Then United Virginia Which]
When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms, it also made us responsible for using them properly. It's not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily on one side of that equation than on the other. Jesse Ventura
[ Also Arms Bear Citizens Constitution Equation Fair Gave Heavily Lean Made More Other Properly Responsible Right Side Than Them Us Using]
A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities. Walter Bagehot
[ Abilities Common Constitutional General Man Opinions Statesman Uncommon]
Judicial review has been a part of our democracy in this constitutional government for over 200 years. Ron Kind
[ Been Constitutional Democracy Government Judicial Our Over Part Review Years]
A federal judge did as he was supposed to do and upheld the Constitution. We should be thankful that we have judiciary that will do that. Michael Newdow
[ Constitution Did Federal Judge Judiciary Should Supposed Thankful Upheld Will]
If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate. Oliver Wendell Holmes
[ Agree Any Attachment Calls Constitution Free Freedom Hate More Other Principle Than Those Thought Us]
We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can: as 20th-century Americans. William J. Brennan, Jr.
[ Americans Constitution Current Justices Only Read Way]
Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them. B. R. Ambedkar
[ Affirms Constitution Denies Different Embodied Equality Fraternity Governed Ideal Ideologies Indians Liberty Life Political Preamble Religion Set Social Their Them Today Two]
There is nothing wrong with describing Conservatism as protecting the Constitution, protecting all things that limit government. Government is the enemy of liberty. Government should be very restrained. Ron Paul
[ Conservatism Constitution Describing Enemy Government Liberty Limit Nothing Protecting Restrained Should Things Very Wrong]
To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good parts of America and to conserve our Constitution. Ron Paul
[ America Conservative Conserve Constitution Good Means Our Parts]
In our system of democracy, our government works on a system of checks and balances. Instead of stripping power from the courts, I believe we should follow the process prescribed in our Constitution - consideration of a Constitutional amendment. Dennis Cardoza
[ Amendment Balances Believe Checks Consideration Constitution Constitutional Courts Democracy Follow Government Instead Our Power Prescribed Process Should Stripping System Works]
The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution. Pope Benedict XVI
[ Church Confer Considered Constitution Convinced European Fact Having Irreconcilable Now Ordination Priestly Right Some Women]
It took us in this country 11 years to get from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution. Mitch McConnell
[ Constitution Country Declaration Get Independence Took Us Years]
"Empathy" is the latest code word for liberal activism, for treating the Constitution as malleable clay to be kneaded and molded in whatever form justices want. It represents an expansive view of the judiciary in which courts create policy that couldn't pass the legislative branch or, if it did, would generate voter backlash. Karl Rove
[ Activism Backlash Branch Clay Code Constitution Courts Create Did Empathy Expansive Form Generate Judiciary Justices Latest Legislative Liberal Malleable Molded Pass Policy Represents Treating View Voter Want Whatever Which Wo]
The Constitution was about a limitation on power. Roy Moore
[ Constitution Limitation Power]
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race. Calvin Coolidge
[ Accorded American Constitution Ever Greatest Human Live Political Privilege Race Under]
I hope they're going to learn, and as a result of our response, that it isn't going to work. They're not going to change our life, they're not going to have us throw out our Constitution, and they're not going to chase us out of the Middle East. Paul Bremer
[ Change Chase Constitution East Going Hope Learn Life Middle Our Out Response Result Throw Us Work]
But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man. William H. Seward
[ Constitution Deny Man Property Recognizes]
They had no right, as it seems to me, to prosecute me in these Halls; nor have you the right in law or under the Constitution, as I respectfully submit, to take jurisdiction over offenses committed against them. Preston Brooks
[ Against Committed Constitution Had Halls Jurisdiction Law Nor Offenses Over Prosecute Respectfully Right Seems Submit Take Them These Under]
The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint, upon the advice and consent of a majority of the Senate, and it plainly does not give a minority of senators any right to interfere with that process. John Jay Hooker
[ Advice Any Appoint Consent Constitution Does Give Gives Interfere Majority Minority Plainly Power President Process Right Senate Senators Upon]
So far, 44 States, or 88 percent of the States, have enacted laws providing that marriage shall consist of a union between a man and a woman. Only 75 percent of the States are required to approve a constitutional amendment. Jack Kingston
[ Amendment Approve Between Consist Constitutional Enacted Far Laws Man Marriage Only Percent Providing Required Shall States Union Woman]
I think that this liberal progressive agenda is not the thing that the American people want and it's antithesis to who we are as a constitutional republic. Allen West
[ Agenda American Antithesis Constitutional Liberal Progressive Republic Thing Think Want]
The right of election is the very essence of the constitution. Junius
[ Constitution Election Essence Right Very]
The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship. Joichi Ito
[ Agree Amendment Americans Beliefs Believe Censorship Combat Competition Constitution Cover Debate Democracy Does First Free Ideas More Only Rights Should Speech Us]
Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution. John Ashcroft
[ Any Authorized Conflicts Constitution Law Nothing Privacy Provision Regarding]
Upon the Constitution, upon the pre-existing legal rights of the People, as understood in this country and in England, I have argued that this House is bound to revive the Petition under debate. Caleb Cushing
[ Argued Bound Constitution Country Debate England House Legal Petition Revive Rights Under Understood Upon]
The concept of neutrality can lead to a brooding and pervasive devotion to the secular and a passive, or even active, hostility to the religious. Such results are not only not compelled by the Constitution, but, it seems to me, are prohibited by it. Arthur J. Goldberg
[ Active Brooding Compelled Concept Constitution Devotion Even Hostility Lead Neutrality Only Passive Pervasive Prohibited Religious Results Secular Seems Such]
Let this circumstance of our constitution therefore be directed to this noble purpose, and then all the objections urged against it by jealous tyranny and affrighted superstition will vanish. Adam Weishaupt
[ Against Circumstance Constitution Directed Jealous Noble Objections Our Purpose Superstition Then Therefore Tyranny Urged Vanish Will]
When cerebral processes enter into sports, you start screwing up. It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state. You have to separate mind and body. Bill Lee
[ Body Cerebral Church Constitution Enter Into Mind Processes Says Screwing Separate Sports Start State Up Which]
Tolerance is carved into the rostrum of the U.S. House of Representatives and intolerance should not be carved into the U.S. Constitution. Jay Inslee
[ Carved Constitution House Into Intolerance Representatives Rostrum Should Tolerance]
Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution, there is a popular sentiment of support for the old one that lives on in reality in some quarters. Kenzaburo Oe
[ Constitution Even Lives New Now Old Popular Quarters Reality Sentiment Some Support Though]
The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens. Wendell Willkie
[ Citizens Class Constitution Does First Provide Second]
The First Amendment does not guarantee the press a constitutional right of special access to information not available to the general public, nor does it cloak the inmate with special rights of freedom of speech. Pete Wilson
[ Access Amendment Available Cloak Constitutional Does First Freedom General Guarantee Information Inmate Nor Press Public Right Rights Special Speech]
The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion. Everett Dirksen
[ Compassion Heart Match Mind Persuasion]
I deem it established, then, that the Constitution does not recognize property in man, but leaves that question, as between the states, to the law of nature and of nations. William H. Seward
[ Between Constitution Deem Does Established Law Leaves Man Nations Nature Property Question Recognize States Then]
It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea of the separation of church and state. Sean Hannity
[ Anywhere Church Constitution Idea Say Separation State]
The Constitution of the United States was made by white men, the citizens and representatives of twelve slaveholding and one non-slaveholding State; and it was made for white men. John H. Reagan
[ Citizens Constitution Made Men Representatives State States Twelve United White]
There are only two ways to remove the president - if he violates the constitution or commits high treason. How could anyone accuse me of treason after I had terminated Israel's occupation of South Lebanon in 2000. Emile Lahoud
[ Accuse After Anyone Commits Constitution Could Had High How Israel Lebanon Occupation Only President Remove South Terminated Treason Two Violates Ways]
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. Henry A. Kissinger
[ Illegal Immediately Little Longer Takes Unconstitutional]
I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church. Tom DeLay
[ Believe Church Clear Constitution Government Only Separation State Think Very Will]
My grandfather, on my father's side, helped to draft one of the first constitutions of China. He was a fairly well-known scholar. Maya Lin
[ China Constitutions Draft Fairly Father First Grandfather Helped Scholar Side Well-Known]
My role isn't to be politically smart. My role is to do what's right under the constitution. And if that's politically unpopular, so be it. Rose E. Bird
[ Constitution Politically Right Role Smart Under Unpopular]
Power's not what the Constitution was about. Roy Moore
[ Constitution Power]
In a Constitutional Monarchy the constitution puts limits on what the King can do. Even if the King and all his Ministers agree that something is a terrific idea they can no do it if the constitution does not allow it. Our government was designed as a Constitutional Republic - a government elected by the people to represent their interests while remaining within the constraints of the Constitution's framework. Thus, even if all our elected representatives agree something is a good idea, it can not be done if the Constitution does not give Congress the power to do it. Today we have lost that safegard with the expansion of the government since the 1930s. In short there is nothing that the government believes it cannot do Christian H F Riley Government
[ freedom effort owner slave life government despots]
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men. Gerald R. Ford
[ Constitution Government Great Laws Men Our Republic Works]
The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government. William O. Douglas
[ Beyond Constitution Critical Government Places Point Reach Right Silence]
The Constitution says that government isn't supposed to be infusing religion into our society, and so I asked to have that upheld. Michael Newdow
[ Asked Constitution Government Infusing Into Our Religion Says Society Supposed Upheld]
The current Michigan Constitution was written in 1961 and '62. John Engler
[ Constitution Current Michigan Written]
I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property. Michael Badnarik
[ Everyone Gun Infringe Just Know Laws Life Lives Loved Ones Property Protect Right States Unconstitutional United Want Your]
The success of those doctrines would also subvert the Federal Constitution, change the character of the Federal Government, and destroy our rights in respect to slavery. John H. Reagan
[ Also Change Character Constitution Destroy Doctrines Federal Government Our Respect Rights Slavery Subvert Success Those Would]
From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one - absolutely no one - is above the law. Leon Jaworski
[ Above Absolutely Again Before Constitution During Generations Interpreted Known Law Learned Our Reaffirm Us Watergate Works Years]
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country. John Acton
[ Against Being Constitution Country Democracy Democratic English Far Favor Institutions Mother Opposition Powerful Product Reaction Result Revolution States Traditions United]
I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag. Craig Washington
[ Burn Constitution Flag Himself Man Prefer Then Will Wrap]
Civil libertarians have raised concerns that some of the Patriot Act's provisions infringe on Constitutional rights. Those concerns are not supported by the facts. Roger Wicker
[ Act Civil Concerns Constitutional Facts Infringe Libertarians Patriot Provisions Raised Rights Some Supported Those]
Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values. Samuel Dash
[ American Assaults Brink Constitution Declaration Even Government Graver Independence Leaders Lost Made Many Mistakes Our Past Rooted Sacred Sight These Values]
Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually implement a voluntary military service in replacement of the current compulsory military service. Chen Shui-bian
[ Age Also Compulsory Constitution Current Gradually Implement Lower Military New Replacement Service Voluntary Voting Want Years]
We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution, find ways to do things that will elevate our security, reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack. John Ashcroft
[ Attack Box Constitution Elevate Find Incidence Inside Our Outside Reduce Risk Security Terrorist Things Think Ways Will]
A corollary is that, when laws are out of touch with the people, those laws can and should be changed - from the most simple local regulations to the highest law of the land, our federal Constitution. Adrian Cronauer
[ Changed Constitution Federal Highest Land Law Laws Local Most Our Out Regulations Should Simple Those Touch]
What my political views or my constitutional views are just doesn't matter. Elena Kagan
[ Constitutional Just Matter Political Views]
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes. Joseph Addison
[ Blessings Cloudy Constitutions Day Great Influence Little Many Misfortunes Most Recent Sunshine]
Drafting a constitution is only the first step. The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair, representative referendum. Emma Bonino
[ Constitution Discussion Drafting Fair First Granted Legitimacy Only Open Referendum Representative Step]
But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist. Lysander Spooner
[ Another Authorized Been Case Certain Constitution Either Exist Government Had Much Powerless Prevent Really Such Thing Unfit Whether]
As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all. George McClellan
[ Constitutional Far Military Necessity Permit Religiously Respect Rights Will]
The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress. Artur Davis
[ Ability Alabama Constitution Language Necessary Progress Repeal State Step Still]
If the constitutional treaty is rejected it will be back to square one, just at a time when we want Europe to be a more effective force for good in the world, when we need to buttress ourselves against the pressures and insecurities of globalization. Peter Mandelson
[ Against Back Constitutional Effective Europe Force Globalization Good Insecurities Just More Need Ourselves Pressures Rejected Square Time Treaty Want Will World]
Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so. Jerome Corsi
[ Am Asked Consider Constitution Doing Howard Party Phillips President Running Seriously]
Congress seems to want to cure every ill known to man except unconstitutional government and high taxes. Charley Reese
[ Congress Cure Every Except Government High Ill Known Man Seems Taxes Unconstitutional Want]
Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is, that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. George Haven Putnam
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As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution. Henry David Thoreau
[ Agree Am Constitution Does Doing Fairly Full Good May Moreover Professions Satisfied Seem Strange Tried Which]
None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly. The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively studied and it really is time to act. Sam Brownback
[ Act Amending Amendment Been Constitution Fact Lightly None Plain Really Studied Takes Time Us]
This liberal progressive agenda... is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic. Allen West
[ Agenda Antithesis Constitutional Liberal Progressive Republic]
Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. Edward Gibbon
[ Constitutional Corruption Infallible Liberty Most Symptom]
The right to procreate is not guaranteed, explicitly or implicitly, by the Constitution. Robert Bork
[ Constitution Explicitly Guaranteed Implicitly Procreate Right]
It is always possible for the court to overreach its proper bounds and perhaps declare a lot of laws unconstitutional and frustrate the will of the majority in a way that it ought not be frustrated. William Rehnquist
[ Always Bounds Court Declare Frustrate Frustrated Laws Lot Majority Ought Perhaps Possible Proper Unconstitutional Way Will]
Segregation was a burden for many blacks, because the end of the civil war and the amendments added to the constitution elevated expectations beyond reality in some respects. Ed Smith
[ Added Amendments Because Beyond Blacks Burden Civil Constitution Elevated End Expectations Many Reality Respects Segregation Some War]
It would seem, therefore, that this constitutional safeguard may no longer serve its original purpose, especially when, as we learned last year, some acts of perjury may now be acceptable - in this world, at least, if not the next. James L. Buckley
[ Acceptable Acts Constitutional Especially Last Learned Least Longer May Next Now Original Perjury Purpose Safeguard Seem Serve Some Therefore World Would Year]
Has President Bush exceeded his constitutional authority or acted illegally in authorizing wiretaps without a warrant? Benjamin Franklin would not have thought so. Pete du Pont
[ Acted Authority Authorizing Benjamin Bush Constitutional Exceeded Franklin His Illegally President Thought Warrant Without Would]