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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

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Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution
as a shield against such oppression.
- James K. Polk

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen,
what an idiot I would be today.
Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon,
it can completely ruin your constitution.
- Gustave Flaubert

Most faults are not in our Constitution,
but in ourselves.
- Ramsey Clark

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But in view of the constitution, in the eye of the law,
there is in this country no superior,
dominant, ruling class of citizens.
There is no caste here.
- John Marshall Harlan

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

A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
- Joseph de Maistre


 

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion,
not freedom from religion.
- Billy Graham

No constitution is or can be perfectly symmetrical,
what it can and must be is generally accepted as both fair and usable.
- Ferdinand Mount

I do not have, nor do I believe I have seen,
a vision capacious and convincing enough to propound
as an organizing principle for the next phase in the law of our Constitution.
- Laurence Tribe

We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith.
He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron,
and they all thought they could do the same.
- Ron Wood

The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share;
it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
- Edward Kennedy

Obviously, I'll keep fighting to uphold the Constitution.
- Michael Newdow

If one race be inferior to the other socially,
the Constitution of the United States cannot put them upon the same plane.
- Henry Billings Brown

I really think the Patriot Act violates our Constitution.
It was, it is, an illegal act.
The Congress, the Senate and the president cannot change the Constitution.
- Peter Camejo

First of all, there's no mention of political parties in the Constitution,
so you begin American history with not only no political
conventions but also no parties.
- Michael Beschloss

This revision of the Constitution will not be perfect.
But at least the Constitution will not be inflexible.
It will be a step towards the Social Europe which we wish.
- Laurent Fabius

We need an amendment that gives us the right to vote
protected by the federal government and the Constitution.
- Al Sharpton

I don't believe there is a separation of church and state.
I think the Constitution is very clear.
The only separation is that there will not be a government church.
- Tom DeLay

Hosni Mubarak...
his constitution is not democratic, but he is democratic.
We can voice our opinions now.
The press is free.
- Naguib Mahfouz

To me, to be a conservative means to conserve the good
parts of America and to conserve our Constitution.
- Ron Paul

The pursuit of happiness is in our Constitution.
We're all entitled to have the best we can.
- Loretta Swit

I believe in an evolving Constitution.
A flexible Constitution leaves room for us to consider
not merely how the world once was,
but how it ought to be.
- Eliot Spitzer

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution,
are worth defending against all hazards:
And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing,
and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an
independent and virtuous Judiciary.
- Andrew Jackson

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women;
when it dies there,
no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
- Learned Hand

Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that
treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,'
in most instances they're not even law.
- Sonia Sotomayor

The health care reform legislation passed by the U.S.
House of Representatives last night clearly violates the U.S.
Constitution and infringes on each state's sovereignty.
- Bill McCollum

The basic guarantees of our Constitution are warrants for the here and now,
and unless there is an overwhelmingly compelling reason,
they are to be promptly fulfilled.
- Arthur J. Goldberg

We have to worry about protecting the Constitution.
- Karen Hughes

The current Michigan Constitution was written in 1961 and '62.
- John Engler

It must always be remembered that what the Constitution
forbids is not all searches and seizures,
but unreasonable searches and seizures.
- Potter Stewart

It is the right of our people to organize to oppose
any law and any part of the Constitution with which
they are not in sympathy.
- Alfred E. Smith

I always made my food congenial to my constitution,
and my health was always excellent.
- Giacomo Casanova

One great object of the Constitution was to restrain
majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
- James K. Polk

Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution,
are our greatest export to the world.
- Robert Byrd

The United States Supreme Court has repeatedly held
that marriage is one of the most fundamental rights
that we have as Americans under our Constitution.
- Ted Olson

We current justices read the Constitution in the only way that we can:
as 20th-century Americans.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

More students have a better knowledge of pop culture
than of the Constitution.
- Charles Bowen

I believe I am strengthening the Constitution with my case.
- Michael Newdow

The constitution does not provide for first and second class citizens.
- Wendell Willkie

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable
right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
- Queen Elizabeth II

What I am for is justice for everyone,
just like it says in the Constitution.
- Richard Pryor

I deem it established, then, that the Constitution
does not recognize property in man,
but leaves that question, as between the states,
to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

The Constitution of the United States allows us to change;
I don't have a problem with that.
- Lee Greenwood

Every man is a consumer, and ought to be a producer.
He is by constitution expensive, and needs to be rich.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation
can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
- Anthony Kennedy

The Constitution is a document that should only be
amended with great caution.
- Carl Levin

Our constitution works.
Our great republic is a government of laws,
not of men.
- Gerald R. Ford

Like the British Constitution, she owes her success
in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
- Thomas Hardy

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

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully,
that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle,
but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.
- William H. Seward

Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature,
and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia,
that we must ask that our judges adhere.
- Robert Bork

The right to procreate is not guaranteed,
explicitly or implicitly, by the Constitution.
- Robert Bork

Our Constitution was not written in the sands to be
washed away by each wave of new judges blown in by
each successive political wind.
- Hugo Black

After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical
imperative for us to declare that we renounced war
forever in a central article of the new Constitution.
- Kenzaburo Oe

Power's not what the Constitution was about.
- Roy Moore

If I am confirmed, I will commit to show Heller and
the principles articulated in it the full measure of
respect that is due to all constitution decisions of the court.
- Elena Kagan

Our nation is being led astray by ungodly judges,
mayors and governors, who are given to change,
defying the Constitution and substituting their own wicked agendas.
- David Wilkerson

The Constitution was about a limitation on power.
- Roy Moore

I believe realism is nothing but an analysis of reality.
Film scripts have a synthetical constitution.
- Manuel Puig

Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S.
Senators.
- Will Rogers

The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation
of powers and a system of checks and balances because
man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power.
- Roy Moore

But I deny that the Constitution recognizes property in man.
- William H. Seward

The right of an individual to conduct intimate relationships
in the intimacy of his or her own home seems to me
to be the heart of the Constitution's protection of privacy.
- Harry A. Blackmun

Progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution,
and it was designed to eat the Constitution,
to progress past the Constitution.
- Glenn Beck

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

Tolerance is carved into the rostrum of the U.S.
House of Representatives and intolerance should not be carved into the U.S.
Constitution.
- Jay Inslee

I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap
himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn
the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag.
- Craig Washington

The repeal of racist language in the Constitution of
Alabama was and still is a necessary step in the state's ability to progress.
- Artur Davis


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