The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution.
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The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions;
the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world.
Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression.
Hitler's dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep.
We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution.
That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.
And lastly, let us provide in our constitution for its revision at stated periods.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
The constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.
The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.
The happy Union of these States is a wonder;
their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
Like the British Constitution, she owes her success in practice to her inconsistencies in principle.
The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity- unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says. What do you feel?
I didn't say 'former president,' I said 'president,' and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.
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.
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.
Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.
The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
The Constitution does not just protect those whose views we share;
it also protects those with whose views we disagree.
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.
Our plan is to struggle against terrorism and have security for the country and help draft a democratic constitution as soon as possible.
As far as military necessity will permit, religiously respect the constitutional rights of all.
The Constitution wanted artists to have control over their works because they knew it would create incentive to create more works. That is clearly still the goal.
All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.
We have seen that the American Constitution has changed, is changing, and by the law of its existence must continue to change, in its substance and practical working even when its words remain the same.
The distinguishing part of our Constitution is its liberty.
To preserve that liberty inviolate seems the particular duty and proper trust of a member of the House of Commons. But the liberty, the only liberty, I mean is a liberty connected with order: that not only exists along with order and virtue, but which cannot exist at all without them. It inheres in good and steady government, as in its substance and vital principle.
Of America it would ill beseem any Englishman, and me perhaps as little as another, to speak unkindly, to speak unpatriotically, if any of us even felt so. Sure enough, America is a great, and in many respects a blessed and hopeful phenomenon. Sure enough, these hardy millions of Anglosaxon men prove themselves worthy of their genealogy. But as to a Model Republic, or a model anything, the wise among themselves know too well that there is nothing to be said. Their Constitution, such as it may be, was made here, not there. Cease to brag to me of America, and its model institutions and constitutions.
We have built no national temples but the Capitol; we consult no common oracle but the Constitution.
Most faults are not in our Constitution, but in ourselves.
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.