Quotations that match 'amendment'.

The courts are using the First Amendment to attack religion, when they should be using it to protect religion. Ernest Istook
[ Amendment Attack Courts First Protect Religion Should Using]
Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action. Julian Bond
[ Action Amendment Any Carries First Front House Picket Sign Someone Time White]
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 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]
I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. Ed Case
[ Against Amendment Constitutional Gay Marriage Oppose]
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]
As to the media, they are protected by the First Amendment, as they should be. L. Neil Smith
[ Amendment First Media Protected Should]
The First Amendment rejects red tape, cover-up and double-speak. Roy Barnes
[ Amendment Cover-Up First Red Rejects Tape]
The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem. Michael Chabon
[ Amendment Citizen Ecosystem First Life Our Role Same Sun Writer]
You may not be aware of a recent survey that showed that if the First Amendment were put to a popular vote today, it would fail by a 60% to 40% vote. James E. Rogers
[ Amendment Aware Fail First May Popular Put Recent Showed Survey Today Vote Were Would]
First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights. Cliff Stearns
[ Amendment Around Been Desirable Firearms First Generations Highly Industry Millions Product Provide Respected Rights Second Service Sportsmen Supporters Those Valuable]
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]
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]
After a week of back and forth, and forth and back over firearms, it's good to see a consensus developing on this common-sense amendment to keep handguns away from children. Herb Kohl
[ After Amendment Away Back Children Common-Sense Consensus Developing Firearms Forth Good Keep Over See Week]
Several amendments should be made to the primary and general election laws to improve them, but such changes must in no way interfere with a full and free expression of the people's choice in naming the candidates to be voted on at general elections. Arthur Capper
[ Amendments Candidates Changes Choice Election Elections Expression Free Full General Improve Interfere Laws Made Must Naming Primary Several Should Such Them Voted Way]
The purpose that brought the fourteenth amendment into being was equality before the law, and equality, not separation, was written into the law. Robert Bork
[ Amendment Before Being Brought Equality Fourteenth Into Law Purpose Separation Written]
The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend. Byron White History
[ Amendment Protects Right Speak Spend]
There is no requirement that police stop a person who enters a police station and states that he wishes to confess a crime or a person who calls the police to offer a confession because volunteered statements of any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment. Earl Warren
[ Amendment Any Barred Because Calls Confess Confession Crime Enters Kind Offer Person Police Requirement Statements States Station Stop Volunteered Wishes]
Let me say this, to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little tiny, yes, porky amendments - the American people really don't care. Charles Schumer
[ Amendments American Care Chattering Class Focuses Little Much Really Say Those Tiny Yes]
The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
[ Administration Amendment Ban Coverage Defense Department First Incredible Journalism Military Newspaper Operations Out Plan Pool Reality Reporters Reveals Touch]
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]
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]
Our learning ought to be our lives' amendment, and the fruits of our private study ought to appear in our public behavior. Thomas Nashe
[ Amendment Appear Behavior Fruits Learning Lives Ought Our Private Public Study]
The First Amendment is not without limits. Jerry Falwell
[ Amendment First Limits Without]
The right really dominates radio, and it's amazing how much energy the right spends telling us that the press is slanted to the left when it really isn't. They want to shut other people up. They really don't understand the First Amendment. Roger Ebert
[ Amazing Amendment Dominates Energy First How Left Much Other Press Radio Really Right Shut Slanted Spends Telling Understand Up Us Want]
We need uniform protection of traditional marriage. You can't have different definitions on something as fundamental as marriage. The Marriage Protection Amendment is the only solution to this problem. Ernest Istook
[ Amendment Definitions Different Fundamental Marriage Need Only Problem Protection Solution Something Traditional Uniform]
As a matter of history, the Fourteenth Amendment was not understood to ban segregation on the basis of race. Cass Sunstein
[ Amendment Ban Basis Fourteenth History Matter Race Segregation Understood]
Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment. Michael Badnarik
[ Able Am Amendment Being Button Comes Compromise Control Definitely Even Gun Guns Hit Hot Issue Means Negotiable Rights Second Taking Target Think Totally Unwilling Your]
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]
And, finally, as a Republican, I believe it is important to keep our word and keep our covenant, and that is exactly what we should do with the Wright amendment today. Michael Burgess
[ Amendment Believe Covenant Exactly Finally Important Keep Our Republican Should Today Word Wright]
Just last week, I was successful in passing two bi-partisan amendments through the House of Representatives that aim to address the even larger problem of cracking down on countries who export the materials to create meth into the United States. Mark Kennedy
[ Address Aim Amendments Countries Cracking Create Down Even Export House Into Just Larger Last Materials Passing Problem Representatives States Successful Through Two United Week]
The First Amendment means everything to me. Julian Bond
[ Amendment Everything First Means]
I find this proposed amendment very, very, very, very shocking. And immoral. And, you know, if civil disobedience is the way to go about change, then I think a lot of people will be going to San Francisco. Rosie O'Donnell
[ Amendment Change Civil Disobedience Find Francisco Go Going Immoral Know Lot Proposed San Shocking Then Think Very Way Will]
I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. E. B. White
[ Amendment Assume Cat Editorial First Office Only Over Thought Tripped Writer Your]
I liked the name of the amendment. I couldn't help feeling uneasy that the church was opposing something with a name as beautiful as the Equal Rights Amendment. Sonia Johnson
[ Amendment Beautiful Church Equal Feeling Help Liked Name Opposing Rights Something Uneasy]
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]
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]
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]
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 5th Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. one of the great landmarks in men's struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized. William O. Douglas
[ Amendment Civilized Decent Free Friend Good Great Landmarks Men Old Struggle Tyranny]
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]
In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance. John Perry Barlow
[ Amendment Cyberspace First Local Ordinance]
Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. Linda Chavez
[ Amendment Belief Challenged Common Freedom Government Guaranteed Held Itself Neither Nor Practice Religion Widely Wording]
One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment. William O. Douglas History
[ Adore Amendment Come Comes Court Gloss Must New Protest]
No one in their right mind can say to me with a straight face that the Patriot Act has not aggregated the Fourth Amendment. Peter Camejo
[ Act Amendment Face Fourth Mind Patriot Right Say Straight Their]
If we're going to change the laws, let's change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens. John Dingell
[ Amendment Catch Change Citizens Criminals Easier Going Law-Abiding Laws Makes Our Protect Rights Same Second Them Time Ways Which Yet]
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]
Unless we repeal the illegal Byrd amendment, American exports will be vulnerable to retaliation, and the U.S. will continue to face a difficult task convincing other countries to make their laws comply with international rules. Jim Ramstad
[ Amendment American Comply Continue Convincing Countries Difficult Exports Face Illegal International Laws Make Other Repeal Retaliation Rules Task Their Unless Vulnerable Will]
The 22nd Amendment should probably be modified to say two consecutive terms instead of two terms for a lifetime. William J. Clinton
[ Amendment Consecutive Instead Lifetime Modified Probably Say Should Terms Two]
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]
It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on. Floyd Abrams
[ Agree Amendment Enough First Good Human Important Just Line Matter Protect Really Rights Seems Side Speech Trait Want Whom]
I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out. Roger Ebert
[ Amendment Americans Begin Citizen Feel First Freedom Idea Most Out Responsibility Speak Speech Understand]
I try to do that in this book without preaching - to try to do as you just said that you really have to defend the First Amendment rights of everybody. Floyd Abrams
[ Amendment Book Defend Everybody First Just Preaching Really Rights Said Try Without]
It is time we passed a balanced budget amendment and return this government to limited spending. Newt Gingrich
[ Amendment Balanced Budget Government Limited Passed Return Spending Time]
So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech. Neil Gaiman
[ Amendment Book Comic Comics Defense Fight Fighting First Freedom Fund Generally Legal Losing More Out Preserving Rights Sometimes Speech Winning]
Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works. Thomas Aquinas
[ Amendment Any Conditions Confession Contrition Good Means Necessary Omission Penance Purpose Satisfaction Sin Sins Sorrow Three Together Which Without Works]
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press. Hugo Black
[ Amendment Criticism Embraces Finds Free Freedom Government Part Portions Press Right Sanctuary Several Speech]
We need to get rid of the 16th amendment, and return to the original system that funds government with a variety of tariffs and duties. Alan Keyes
[ Amendment Duties Funds Get Government Need Original Return Rid System Tariffs Variety]
We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don't have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character. Luke Scott
[ Agree Amendment Another Around Character Circle Country Everyone Feel First Freedom God Integrity Opinions Our Right Run Same Speech Under]
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]
The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don't believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you're being censored. Penn Jillette
[ Amendment Anything Away Being Believe Censored Corporation Fired First Get Getting Just Money Network Nothing Out Paid Pulls Say Saying Says Their Your]
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]
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]
As a consequence, the Court ruled that the limits on campaign spending violated the First Amendment, but it accepted the $1,000 limit on individual contributions on the ground that the need to avoid the appearance of corruption justified this limited constraint on speech. James L. Buckley
[ Accepted Amendment Appearance Avoid Campaign Consequence Constraint Contributions Corruption Court First Ground Individual Justified Limit Limited Limits Need Ruled Speech Spending Violated]
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]
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]
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]
Without amendments we would never even have had the Bill of Rights. Adrian Cronauer
[ Amendments Bill Even Had Never Rights Without Would]
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]
Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment. Sandra Day O'Connor History
[ Amendment Authorizing Concern Core Framers Searches Statutes Unreasonable Were]
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]
And so popular culture raises issues that are very important, actually, in the country I think. You get issues of the First Amendment rights and issues of drug use, issues of AIDS, and things like that all arise naturally out of pop culture. Kurt Loder
[ Actually Aids Amendment Arise Country Culture First Get Important Issues Naturally Out Pop Popular Raises Rights Things Think Use Very]
The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that. Neil Gaiman
[ Amendments Countries Current First Freedom Guaranteed Other Speech Total World]
No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment. William O. Douglas
[ Amendment Ever Fourteenth Medicine More Patent Put Than Use Varied Wider]
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]
I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia. Connie Willis
[ Am Amendment Ban Colorado Did Marriage Member Militia Native Same-Sex Vote]
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]
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]
The point is that knowledge of God is not prohibited under the First Amendment. Roy Moore
[ Amendment First God Knowledge Point Prohibited Under]
I believe that nothing enjoys a higher estate in our society than the right given by the First and Fourteenth Amendments freely to practice and proclaim one's religious convictions. Frank Murphy
[ Amendments Believe Convictions Enjoys Estate First Fourteenth Freely Given Higher Nothing Our Practice Proclaim Religious Right Society Than]
Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment. Anthony Kennedy
[ Amendment Ask Asking Essential Fourth Free Identification Investigation Officer Ordinary Part Person Police Questions Sense Without]
The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views. Bob Woodward
[ Air Amendment Authenticity Believe Believer Coup First Made More Questioning Right Silent Some Story Suggestions Than Their Times Views Washington Wrote]
As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books. Jeff Miller
[ Amendment Any Before Believe Books Done Enacted Enforcement Existing Gun Laws More Must Nation Our Put Rights Strong Supporter Tougher]
The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in - this is not my agenda. Pete Coors
[ Agenda Ages Alcoholic Amendment Aspects Beverages Decide Drinking Gives Other Relative Right Senator Should States Support United Want Weigh]
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]
The Democrats in the Senate adopted a resolution, an amendment, saying that there should be no Guantanamo detainees brought into this country. So, more and more, we're finding the American people on one side, the ACLU and the troglodytes from the New York Times on the other, where they belong. Peter King
[ Adopted Amendment American Belong Brought Country Democrats Detainees Finding Guantanamo Into More New Other Resolution Saying Senate Should Side Times Where York]
I'm a crusader. I really believe in the First Amendment, and I use it fully, and I pay a price for that. Al Goldstein
[ Amendment Believe First Fully Pay Price Really Use]
When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law. Patricia Ireland
[ Amendment Equal Family Fighting Had Head Late Law Learn Legal Louisiana Man Master Our Rights School Shocked Started States Still System Traditionally Were]
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]
Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag. Larry Craig
[ Act Amendment Away Clear Congress Cut Desecration First Flag Freedom Guaranteed Laws Made Passage Position Prohibited Protecting Protection Speech States United Upon Which]
He has called for a repeal of the Fifth Amendment as it affects the right of private property. Dixie Lee Ray
[ Affects Amendment Called Fifth Private Property Repeal Right]
Today, I will vote in support of the Marriage Protection Amendment. I shall do so because like President Bush, I strongly believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Nick Lampson
[ Amendment Because Believe Between Bush Man Marriage President Protection Shall Should Strongly Support Today Vote Will Woman]
The First Amendment is not an altar on which we must sacrifice our children, families, and community standards. Obscene material that is not protected by the First Amendment can and must be prohibited. Orrin Hatch
[ Altar Amendment Children Community Families First Material Must Obscene Our Prohibited Protected Sacrifice Standards Which]
In 2003, this House voted to kill a Democratic amendment to add $250 million for port security grants; then again, in 2005, against a Democratic proposal calling for an additional $400 million in funding for port security. Russ Carnahan
[ Add Additional Again Against Amendment Calling Democratic Funding Grants House Kill Million Port Proposal Security Then 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]
This has not been a legislative process worthy of the Senate. Members of the Judiciary Committee, as I just said, were implored to save their amendments for the floor. Then, when we got here, we were told no amendments could be accepted. Russ Feingold
[ Accepted Amendments Been Committee Could Floor Got Here Judiciary Just Legislative Members Process Said Save Senate Their Then Told Were Worthy]
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]
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]
When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory. Floyd Abrams
[ Amendment America Began Did First Freedom Law Living Lot Memory Most Press Really Relates Surprising Think Way Within]
The debate about the war seems pretty robust and free. Many publications, from the New Yorker to the Nation, feel perfectly comfortable printing anti-American articles and that's fine. That's what the First Amendment is all about. Rich Lowry
[ Amendment Anti-American Articles Comfortable Debate Feel Fine First Free Many Nation New Perfectly Pretty Printing Publications Robust Seems War Yorker]
Our 1 million members across the country will be watching closely to see if the video game industry hides behind a First Amendment veil in order to exploit children for the sake of corporate profit. Connie Sellecca
[ Across Amendment Behind Children Closely Corporate Country Exploit First Game Hides Industry Members Million Order Our Profit Sake See Veil Video Watching Will]
There are some circumstances in which the First Amendment interest comes up against another interest that is really important and in which we have to make a decision in a particular case as to which is more important. Floyd Abrams
[ Against Amendment Another Case Circumstances Comes Decision First Important Interest Make More Particular Really Some Up Which]
I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond the current for-profit system, to include a public option and an amendment to free the states to pursue single payer. Dennis Kucinich
[ Amendment Beyond Care Current Debate Expand Free Health Include Option Public Pursue Single States System Worked]
1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS. Ron Paul
[ Amendment Gave Good Income Irs Tax Us Very Year]
President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage. Bill Shuster
[ Activists Amendment Benefit Bush Committed Cutting Judges Liberal Marriage Prescription President Provided Record Redefining Remains Second Seniors Stopping Taxes Upheld]
I'm always a little cautious, there's a few amendments that are out there that I think could do some damage, so I've been more concerned about over regulating, going too far. Don Nickles
[ Always Amendments Been Cautious Concerned Could Damage Far Few Going Little More Out Over Regulating Some Think Too]
The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms, not to bear artillery. Robin Williams
[ Amendment Arms Artillery Bear Right Says Second]
I don't think the First Amendment trumps everything. Tom Keith
[ Amendment Everything First Think Trumps]
History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state. Michael K. Simpson
[ Amendment Becomes Behalf Due Equal Extraordinarily Federal Government History Individuals Intervene Legal May Necessary Occasions Process Protection Rare Rights Shown State Us Violated Whose]
The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. Potter Stewart
[ Amendment Core Free Governmental His History Home Into Intrusion Long Man Own Personal Retreat Right Rights Secures Stands Unreasonable Very]
Unfortunately, my district like many others across the country has a problem with gangs, which is why I introduced this amendment. Bob Filner
[ Across Amendment Country District Gangs Introduced Many Others Problem Unfortunately Which Why]
If U.S. national sovereignty continues, it is only as a state that Puerto Rico will have permanent 10th Amendment powers over its non-federal affairs, as well as voting power in Congress. Dick Thornburgh
[ Affairs Amendment Congress Continues National Only Over Permanent Power Powers Puerto Rico Sovereignty State Voting Well Will]
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one. Rush Limbaugh
[ Amendment Case Fails First Follow Government Know Second Why]
For 180 years, we voted in English. That is the true American tradition, and this amendment is true to our heritage, not what has existed unnaturally for the last 20 years. Spencer Bachus
[ Amendment American English Existed Heritage Last Our Tradition True Voted Years]
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Thurgood Marshall
[ Alone Amendment Anything Books Business Films First His House Man May Means Read Sitting State Telling Watch]
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 felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people." Barbara Jordan
[ Alexander Amendment Been Court Decision Felt Finally George Hamilton Included Interpretation Just Left Many Mistake Out Process Somehow Through Washington Years]
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]
The "takings" clause of the Fifth Amendment is for conservatives what the equal protection clause of the 14th is for liberals. Michael Kinsley
[ Amendment Clause Conservatives Equal Fifth Liberals Protection Takings]
I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it. Henry Wilson
[ Amendments Believe Here Introduced Large Lord Number Prayer Propose Senators Would]
While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner. Mike Pence
[ Advance Amendment Around Breakthrough Cloning Continues Corner Failed Human Morally Questionable Science Unethical While]
I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage. Corrine Brown
[ Amendment Constitutional Gay Marriage Prohibit Support]
But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company. Steve Wozniak
[ Amendment Any Company Famous First Know Knowing Lie Newspapers Person Protected Tell]
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]
Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos, so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. Judge Dalzell
[ Amendment Chaos Depends First Internet Just Liberty Our Protects Speech Strength Unfettered Upon]