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The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility;
by Mike Honda

The Constitution is never tested during times of tranquility;
it is during times of tension,
turmoil, tragedy, trauma, and terrorism that it is sorely tested.
- Mike Honda

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

It's amazing to me that, in the 42 years since President
Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law,
women today still receive fewer wages than men for the same work.
- Mike Honda

My own family and thousands of other Japanese Americans
were interned during World War II.
It took our nation over 40 years to apologize.
- Mike Honda

 

My own mother always taught me that fairness was a family value -
I think equal pay is about fairness for everyone.
- Mike Honda

The Patriot Act addresses various subjects.
Some sections are beneficial and enhance our national security.
- Mike Honda

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion,
not freedom from religion.
- Lamar S. Smith

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

The United States Constitution has proved itself the
most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

Even though we now have the half-century-old new Constitution,
there is a popular sentiment of support for the old
one that lives on in reality in some quarters.
- Kenzaburo Oe

No person who denies the existence of a supreme being
shall hold any office under this Constitution.
- Michael Newdow

Among the expected glories of the Constitution,
next to the abolition of Slavery was that of Rum.
- George Clymer

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

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

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

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

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

The United States government can indict you on something,
and now you've got to prove your innocence.
And that's not the Constitution of the United States.
- Leonard Peltier

The right of election is the very essence of the constitution.
- Junius

The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.
- Andrew Jackson

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

The merit of our Constitution was, not that it promotes democracy,
but checks it.
- Horatio Seymour

Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any
law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution.
- John Ashcroft

Howard Phillips of the Constitution Party asked me
to consider seriously running for president in 2008 and I am doing so.
- Jerome Corsi

The Constitution of the United States was made by white men,
the citizens and representatives of twelve slaveholding
and one non-slaveholding State;
and it was made for white men.
- John H. Reagan

The Constitution shall never be construed...
to prevent the people of the United States who are
peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
- Samuel Adams

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

A federal judge did as he was supposed to do and upheld the Constitution.
We should be thankful that we have judiciary that will do that.
- Michael Newdow

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

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

As a result of the World War, this old Germany collapsed.
It collapsed in its constitution, in its social order,
in its economic structure.
Its thinking and feeling changed.
- Gustav Stresemann

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

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

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

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

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

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

That the king can do no wrong is a necessary and fundamental
principle of the English constitution.
- William Blackstone

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the
federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent
judiciary was critical to the success of the nation.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

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

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

There is a higher law than the Constitution.
- William 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

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

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

In the span of three years, the Iraqi people participated in three elections,
drafted a constitution, and elected a new government.
While more work remains, this is remarkable progress.
- Tim Murphy

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

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

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full.
Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem,
am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States,
and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution
when its integrity shall be threatened.
- Lorenzo Snow

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

It doesn't say anywhere in the Constitution this idea
of the separation of church and state.
- Sean Hannity

Preventing terrorist attacks is of the highest important,
but trashing the Constitution is not the right way to do it.
- Eliot Engel

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

I think the motive is to establish in federal law the
personhood from conception forward and try and alter
the Constitution through statute.
- Zoe Lofgren

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 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

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

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

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

The Constitution has not greatly bothered any wartime President.
- Francis Biddle

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 relationship between press and politician -
protected by the Constitution and designed to be happily adversarial -
becomes sour,
raw and confrontational.
- Roger Mudd

In the name of the constitution of Texas,
which has been trampled upon, I refuse to take this oath.
I love Texas too well to bring civil strife and bloodshed upon her.
- Sam Houston

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

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental
laws of our constitution these men have never been
brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery


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