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Francis Biddle Quotes and Sayings

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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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voted for the Defense of Marriage Act but I do not
believe we should institutionalize a form of discrimination
against any minority by amending the Constitution.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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

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

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

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

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance;
they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
- George Washington

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

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

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

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

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

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is
the only safeguard of our liberties.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

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

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

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

No power on earth is greater than a mind and soul reawakened.
Our Constitution begins 'we the people',
not 'us the government'.
- Cal Thomas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
- William O. Douglas

Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have
security for the country and help draft a democratic
constitution as soon as possible.
- Jalal Talabani

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

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

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

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

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

If the constitution goes, I go.
- Kamisese Mara

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

Government is necessary for our survival.
We need government in order to survive.
The Founding Fathers created a special place for government.
It is called the Constitution.
- Michael Badnarik

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

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

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

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

Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still.
- Charles Edison

Only we, the public, can force our representatives
to reverse their abdication of the war powers that
the Constitution gives exclusively to the Congress.
- Daniel Ellsberg

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

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

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 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

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

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


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