Constitutional Quotes

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall g...

"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 dismember or overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln, inaugural speech
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"Having principle often takes you to a pl...

"Having principle often takes you to a place that you do not want to be." --Professor Jonathan Turley, US Constitutional Law Expert
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We have a constitutional inversion, now ... the admini...

We have a constitutional inversion, now ... the administrative agencies of the executive branch are writing law, and the legislative branch is behaving like a courtroom.
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Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody fr...

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
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β€œWhy don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybo...

β€œWhy don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.”--Will Rogers
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β€œIt is a fair summary of constitutional history that the landma...

β€œIt is a fair summary of constitutional history that the landmarks of our liberties have often been forged in cases involving not very nice people.” -- Felix Frankfurter (US Supreme Court Justice)
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"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what ...

"A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."--Benjamin Franklin.
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"The very purpose of free speech rights is to protect unpop...

"The very purpose of free speech rights is to protect unpopular speech; if only generally acceptable views were allowed, there would be no need for constitutional protection of speech."
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This Constitution can only end in Despotism... when the people shall b...

This Constitution can only end in Despotism... when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other..." -- Ben Franklin, at the close of the Constitutional Convention
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