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The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life,
by Jesse Ventura

The Constitution guarantees us our rights to life,
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
That's all.
It doesn't guarantee our rights to charity.
- Jesse Ventura

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

I decided to run for governor because I got mad...
I want to make government more directly accountable to the people.
- Jesse Ventura

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free,
but it's not.
We give a false portrayal of freedom.
We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom.
- Jesse Ventura

 

If you were to come to Minnesota, I could have you locked up like that.
That's power.
- Jesse Ventura

Government works less efficiently when it begins to
grow out of control and takes on more and more of the
responsibilities that belong to the citizens.
- Jesse Ventura

Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded
people who need strength in numbers.
It tells people to go out and stick their noses in other people's business.
- Jesse Ventura

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I asked Dalai Lama the most important question that I think you could ask -
if he had ever seen Caddyshack.
- Jesse Ventura

I'm against the draft.
I believe we should have a professional military;
it might be smaller,
but it would be more effective.
- Jesse Ventura

Congratulations, you have a sense of humor.
And to those who didn't: Go stick your head in the mud.
- Jesse Ventura

I believe patriotism comes from the heart.
Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
- Jesse Ventura

You can't legislate morality.
- Jesse Ventura

I believe in the America people's ability to govern themselves.
If government would just get out of the way and allow
them to lead their lives as they choose,
they will succeed.
- Jesse Ventura

Politics is not my life.
I have a career in radio and another career in film.
- Jesse Ventura

If I could be reincarnated as a fabric,
I would come back as a 38 double-D bra.
- Jesse Ventura

There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen
than reciting the pledge or raising a flag.
- Jesse Ventura

There's no question that we need tougher drunk-driving
laws for repeat offenders.
We need to take a lesson from European countries where
driving isn't a right but a privilege.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't support abortion.
I could never participate in one.
But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again.
- Jesse Ventura

As governor, there isn't a lot I can do beyond that to crack down on crime.
Law enforcement is really a local issue.
It's the cops' job to tighten down on criminals.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't want to spend the rest of my life in politics.
When I'm finished with my term as governor,
I'm going back to the life that's waiting for me in the private sector.
- Jesse Ventura

I speak my mind.
If it offends some people, well, there's not much I can do about that.
But I'm going to be honest.
I'm going to continue to speak my mind,
and that's who I am.
- Jesse Ventura

If I wanna be president, I probably can.
- Jesse Ventura

There are a lot of good causes out there,
but they can't possibly all be served by government.
- Jesse Ventura

Remember that government doesn't earn one single dollar it spends.
In order for you to get money from the government,
that money must first be taken from somebody else.
- Jesse Ventura

Industrial hemp is a very useful plant.
I challenged the attorney general to get rid of the
criminal stigma associated with hemp so we can look
at it in terms of how it might be useful.
- Jesse Ventura

Government's role should be only to keep the playing field level,
and to work hand in hand with business on issues such as employment.
But beyond this, to as great an extent as possible,
it should get the hell out of the way.
- Jesse Ventura

When the Constitution gave us the right to bear arms,
it also made us responsible for using them properly.
It's not fair of us as citizens to lean more heavily
on one side of that equation than on the other.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't believe we need the government's help as much as some think we do.
That belief sets me apart from the Democrats,
since their way of dealing with everything is to tax and spend.
- Jesse Ventura

Patriotism is voluntary.
It is a feeling of loyalty and allegiance that is the
result of knowledge and belief.
A patriot shows their their patriotism through their actions,
by their choice.
- Jesse Ventura

I also believe that government has no business telling
us how we should live our lives.
I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us.
What we do in our private lives is none of the government's business.
That position rules out the Republican Party for me.
- Jesse Ventura

All of us should have free choice when it comes to patriotic displays...
a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn
loyalty and respect from its citizens.
A government dare not demand the same.
- Jesse Ventura

I don't think I would want the responsibility for enforcing the death penalties.
There's always the inevitable question of whether someone
you gave the order to execute might truly have been innocent.
- Jesse Ventura

Students often approached me about state-paid tuition
while I was out campaigning.
After I explained to them that if the state pays their tuition now,
they will pay higher taxes to pay other people's tuition
for the rest of their lives,
most of them ended up agreeing with me.
- Jesse Ventura

I maintain that the House is bound by the Constitution
to receive the petitions;
after which,
it will take such method of deciding upon them as reason
and principle shall dictate.
- Caleb Cushing

One country, one constitution, one destiny.
- Daniel Webster

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution,
the Civil War-when I really think about them they all
seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea.
- Sarah Vowell

I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
- John Engler

It was settled by the Constitution, the laws,
and the whole practice of the government that the entire
executive power is vested in the President of the United States.
- Andrew Jackson

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

The constitution is the ultimate custodian of social
will and its making should be accorded all due diligence.
- Mwai Kibaki

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

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

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

The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
- George Washington

I'm a little skeptical about using the Constitution this way,
but I also believe marriage is between a man and a
woman and that the courts shouldn't legislate this matter.
- Pete Coors

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

The American Constitution is the greatest governing document,
and at some 7,000 words, just about the shortest.
- Stephen Ambrose

The Constitution of the United States was made not
merely for the generation that then existed,
but for posterity- unlimited, undefined,
endless, perpetual posterity.
- Henry Clay

We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution,
find ways to do things that will elevate our security,
reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack.
- John Ashcroft

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

A Constitution should be short and obscure.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

A new constitution should be more amendable.
A needlessly confusing system of courts should be altered
to produce an arrangement that would be simple,
responsible, and less awkward.
- Charles Edison

Our constitution is color-blind, and neither knows
nor tolerates classes among citizens.
- John Marshall Harlan

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

That's the key: get the constitution in place.
Get rule of law in place, capital will come,
electricity will follow.
- Steve King

I believe in the Constitution.
The Constitution says that government isn't supposed
to be infusing religion into our society,
and so I asked to have that upheld.
- Michael Newdow

It is possible to read the history of this country
as one long struggle to extend the liberties established
in our Constitution to everyone in America.
- Molly Ivins

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

The critical point is that the Constitution places
the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
- William O. Douglas

My role isn't to be politically smart.
My role is to do what's right under the constitution.
And if that's politically unpopular,
so be it.
- Rose E. Bird

We also intend to deal with the issue of incorporating
basic human rights into our new constitution.
- Chen Shui-bian

The U.S.
Constitution is the basic framework for the greatest democracy on Earth.
Some of my colleagues find it easy to amend it.
I don't.
- Byron Dorgan

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

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

Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

Working Americans who believe in our country and who
believe in our Constitution are saying,
'Enough is enough!'
- John Boehner

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

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

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

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


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