Quotations that match 'constitutional'.

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]
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]
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]
The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion. Everett Dirksen
[ Compassion Heart Match Mind Persuasion]
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]
We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time. Robert Dale Owen
[ Constitutionally Slavery Time]
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. Henry A. Kissinger
[ Illegal Immediately Little Longer Takes Unconstitutional]
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]
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]
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
[ American Came Constitutional Define Highest Member National Nations Official Organization Processes Ranking Sovereignty States Status Territories Their Thoroughly Under Understand United]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
The truth is that I'm constitutionally incapable of doing an ordinary job. Dylan Moran
[ Constitutionally Doing Incapable Job Ordinary Truth]
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]
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
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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
[ Constitutionally Day Ever Fail First Inaugurate Last May Now Offered Opportunity President Such Us Whom]
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
[ Aid Came Chosen Constitutional Country Distinction Enjoy Entreat Freely Gather Generous Glorious Happy Humble Leader Name Personal Petitioner Rest Shores Triumphs Your]
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]
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]
The political parties have unanimously rejected the one-man constitutional changes. Benazir Bhutto
[ Changes Constitutional One-Man Parties Political Rejected Unanimously]
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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
[ Conceive Extraordinary Going Great Heads Inherent Novel Petition Question Raise Reception Responsibility Right States Their Unconstitutional United]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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
[ Achieve Constitutional Democracy Enemies Freedom Greater Hope Liberties Our Sacrificed Search Security Shall]
We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field. Warren E. Burger
[ Constitutional Field Into Judges Large Lured May Roaming]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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
[ Been Constitutional Creation Defined Families Integral Involvement Kind Marriage Our Part Process Require Should Since Society Which Without Would]
The greatest threat to the constitutional right to vote is voter fraud. Lynn Westmoreland
[ Constitutional Fraud Greatest Right Threat Vote Voter]
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]
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]
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]
Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty. Edward Gibbon
[ Constitutional Corruption Infallible Liberty Most Symptom]
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 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]
This liberal progressive agenda... is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic. Allen West
[ Agenda Antithesis Constitutional Liberal Progressive Republic]
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]
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]
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
[ Am Change Constitutional Day Every Free Inalienable Long Love Lover May Natural Period Please Right Short Whom]
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]
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]
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]
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]
A law can be both economic folly and constitutional. Antonin Scalia
[ Both Constitutional Economic Folly Law]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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
[ Assure Constitutional Copyright Culture Development Distribution Heavily Holders Influence Limits Our Requires Seen System Too Way]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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'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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
It may be necessary to use methods other than constitutional ones. Robert Mugabe
[ Constitutional May Methods Necessary Ones Other Than Use]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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 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 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]
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]
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
[ Am Because Bedrock Constitutional Democracy Drawn Essential Film George Important Inspire Issues Kinds Man Populace Presents Responsible Rights Stories Those Vital Whoever]
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]
Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith? Caleb Cushing
[ Constitutional Countrymen Faith Henry Jefferson Madison Men Patrick True Virginia Washington Will Ye Your]
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
[ Basis Because Cannot Census Constitution Constitutional Does Doing Even Form Government Here Just Love Mean Something Tell Thing Think Thwart Tricky Want Would]
I thought what the military was doing was unconstitutional. Fred Korematsu
[ Doing Military Thought Unconstitutional]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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
[ Almost Amazing Balances Been Checks Constitutional Core Crisis Get Nuclear Option Precipice Republic Say Temper Time Vote Way Which Your]
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]
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
[ America Become Becoming Causes Default Freedoms Great Him Hoping Industries Mr Nation Obama Obama Our Over Paralyzed Permit Probably Raise See Slow Socialist Steady Support Take Takeover Taxes Then True Unconstitutional Whoe]
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]
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 ultimate touchstone of constitutionality is the Constitution itself and not what we have said about it. Felix Frankfurter
[ Constitution Itself Said Touchstone Ultimate]
I do not support a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage. Corrine Brown
[ Amendment Constitutional Gay Marriage Prohibit Support]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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'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 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]
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]
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]
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]
I am constitutionally competent to contest the elections. Benazir Bhutto
[ Am Competent Constitutionally Contest Elections]
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]
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
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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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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
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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
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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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What my political views or my constitutional views are just doesn't matter. Elena Kagan
[ Constitutional Just Matter Political Views]
A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities. Walter Bagehot
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The path we have chosen is constitutional. John Ashcroft
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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]
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]
There are no insuperable constitutional difficulties. Lionel K. Murphy
[ Constitutional Difficulties Insuperable]
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]
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]
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
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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
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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
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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
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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]
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
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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]
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]
If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle, why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care? Al Sharpton
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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
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I oppose a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. Ed Case
[ Against Amendment Constitutional Gay Marriage Oppose]
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
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Collective states are constitutionally incapable of reliably producing anything but corpses. L. Neil Smith
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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
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