Constitution Quotes

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties. Abraham Lincoln

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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

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When the Constitution was written, the founders had no way of anticipating the new technologies that would evolve in the coming centuries. Al Franken

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I don't believe in altering the Constitution. Andrew Breitbart

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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

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I am sworn to uphold the Constitution as Andy Johnson understands it and interprets it. Andrew Johnson

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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

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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

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If there's anything you absolutely hate, why, it must be unconstitutional. Or, if there's anything you absolutely have to have, it must be required by the Constitution. That's where we are. That is utterly mindless. Antonin Scalia

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If you are sentenced to torture for a crime, yes, that is a cruel punishment. But the mere fact that somebody is tortured is - is unlawful under - under our statutes, but the Constitution happens not to address it, just as it does not address a lot of other horrible things. Antonin Scalia

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A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Aristotle

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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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Now, unfortunately, some prissy card-carrying members of the U.S. Constitution have made us all look bad by pointing out that many of the Gitmo detainees weren't guilty of anything. Whoops! Alex Gibney

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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

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I am in favor of admitting any territory into the Union of States as soon as it has fulfilled the requirements of the Constitution and shall petition for admission. Ambrose Burnside

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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

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Few realise that English poetry is rather like the British constitution, surrounded by pompous precedents and reverences. Austin Clarke

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Reform and exchange in English poetry are as slow as in the British constitution itself. Austin Clarke

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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 Goldberg

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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 Goldberg

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However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad. However bad a Constitution may be, if those implementing it are good, it will prove to be good. B. R. Ambedkar

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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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Selective Biblical quotation is a favorite of leftists who interpret the Bible the same way they do the Constitution: as a Chinese menu designed to allow picking and choosing. That's because when many Democrats take the Bible as a whole, they realize how much they despise it. Ben Shapiro

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The U.S. constitution is an extraordinary document. In my view, it should not be amended often. Bernie Sanders

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If we are recognizing the Bible as a sacred text, then we are violating the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Tennessee by designating it as the official state book. Bill Haslam

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I took an oath to protect the Constitution, and protecting the Constitution means not letting the president bypass the separation of powers. Blake Farenthold

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The fact that slavery is written into the Constitution is about as entrenched a form of classism as you could possibly imagine. Beau Willimon

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The Constitution overrides a statute, but a statute, if consistent with the Constitution, overrides the law of judges. In this sense, judge-made law is secondary and subordinate to the law that is made by legislators. Benjamin N. Cardozo

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Let all Americans sit down and read this great document. Since the Constitution's ratification, it has been the framework for our great nation. Bob Latta

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It is my privilege to have introduced House Resolution 1612 honoring the Constitution of the United States, and the freedoms and rights it has given to every American. Bob Latta

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