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

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

I'm for catching every Japanese in America,
Alaska, and Hawai'i now and putting them in concentration camps.
- Francis Biddle

The success of those doctrines would also subvert the Federal Constitution,
change the character of the Federal Government,
and destroy our rights in respect to slavery.
- John H. Reagan

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

 

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

There is a higher law than the Constitution.
- William Seward

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

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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

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

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

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

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

I am not a federal employee.
I am a constitutional officer.
My job is the Constitution of the United States,
I am not a government employee.
I am in the Constitution.
- Tom DeLay

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

The right to be let alone is the underlying principle
of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
- Erwin Griswold

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

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

The happy Union of these States is a wonder;
their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope
of Liberty throughout the world.
- James Madison

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

It's one of the nice things about this nation that
when the Constitution is violated,
if it affects you, you can bring a suit.
- Michael Newdow

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

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

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

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

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

This is a time for a national conversation.
A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people.
That document, of course, is the Constitution.
- Mike DeWine

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

The miners lost because they had only the constitution.
The other side had bayonets.
In the end, bayonets always win.
- Mother Jones

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

My answer to the racial problem in America is to not deal with it at all.
The founding fathers dealt with it when they made the Constitution.
- James Meredith

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

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

I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution
and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times.
- Julius Rosenberg

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

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

This Constitution does not reflect the thoughts,
hopes and aspirations of ordinary people.
It does nothing for jobs or economic growth and widens
further still the democratic deficit.
- Nigel Farage

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

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

It is becoming more widely acknowledged that it is
better to have a good constitution than not having a perfect one.
- Romano Prodi

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

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

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

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

If the constitution goes, I go.
- Kamisese Mara

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

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

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

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

When cerebral processes enter into sports,
you start screwing up.
It's like the Constitution, which says separate church and state.
You have to separate mind and body.
- Bill Lee

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

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost,
when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
- Edward Gibbon

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

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

It took us in this country 11 years to get from the
Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.
- Mitch McConnell

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

The Constitution, as originally drawn,
made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre
considered equal members of society.
- Constance Baker Motley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

None of us takes amending the Constitution lightly.
The plain fact is this amendment has been exhaustively
studied and it really is time to act.
- Sam Brownback

Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

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

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes
a man when he has occasion for it;
courage which arises from a sense of duty acts;
in a uniform manner.
- Joseph Addison


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