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Even the country's first president chafed at the limits placed on him by the writers of the U.S. Constitution. From the nature of the Constitution, ... I must approve all the parts of a bill, or reject it in toto. (Quote by - George Washington)

The city of New Orleans knows full well that they are bound by the constitutions of the United States and the state of Louisiana. Both constitutions require real prior notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard before the government can take or destroy anyone's property. (Quote by - Bill Quigley)

The United States supports a concept, and it's an important one, of democracy, specifically constitutional democracy. I hope that the solution will be a democratic and constitutional solution. (Quote by - William Brownfield)

The Bill of Rights -- The Original Contract With America. Accept no substitutes. Beware of imitations. Insist on the genuine articles. (Quote by - Anon)

The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure. (Quote by - Albert Einstein)

The Constitution gives us a standard to follow. We cannot define impeachable offenses to a greater degree than the language of the Constitution. But we all agree the issue is the public trust. Our duty is not to punish anyone. And our challenge is to avoid pettiness. (Quote by - Asa Hutchinson)

When it is not necessary to amend the Constitution, it is necessary not to amend the Constitution. (Quote by - Charles Rice)

While the attorney general does not personally support the proposal, we are confident that letting this question proceed was the right decision. The attorney general's decision to certify this question for the ballot was based solely on the constitution. This proposal isn't a reversal of a judicial decision but an effort to change the constitution going forward. (Quote by - David Guarino)

If we will not be able to reach agreements in the end, this constitution is going to be presented to the Iraqis in an Oct. 15 referendum. Legally we do not need the parliament to vote on the draft, but we need only a consensus so that all the Iraqis will say yes to the constitution. (Quote by - Hajim al-Hassani)

They (the Secessionists) appealed to the Constitution, they appealed to justice, they appealed to fraternity, until the Constitution, justice, and fraternity were no longer listened to in the legislative halls of their country, and then, sir, they pr(Quote by - Robert Toombs)

That, in part, is why the Constitution's framers gave justices life tenure to enable them to rule wherever the law and the Constitution led them, without obligation or fear of political reprisal. Former Republican president Gerald Ford recently paid tribute to John Paul Stevens, his only appointee to the Supreme Court, who is also far more liberal than Republicans expected. He has served his nation well, ... with dignity, intellect and without partisan political concerns. (Quote by - Gerald Ford)

Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right guaranteed by the Constitution. No serious scholar, including one disposed to agree with the Court's result, has argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to create such a right. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

Why in the world would high courts want to give deference to a legislature to revoke constitutional rights they have deemed implicit in their interpretation of the constitution. This is disturbing rhetoric from a Montgomery County legislator who's always been very supportive. (Quote by - Dan Furmansky)

It is clear that this illegal program violates our Constitution and laws governing surveillance. The president's false choice between securing our nation and preserving our Constitution must be rejected. Congress has an obligation to determine the truth, especially since the administration is unwilling to check itself. Hearings like this help ensure steps are taken so the rule of law is respected by all, even the president. (Quote by - Caroline Fredrickson)

The Constitution facility is Kerr-McGee's sixth operated hub in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. The value of each of these hubs continues to grow through the allocation of expenses and processing fees as additional satellite fields are developed. In addition to the significant value of the Ticonderoga field, we have added $50 million in value to our Constitution facility by expanding its capacity to process the Ticonderoga production. (Quote by - Dave Hager)

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. (Quote by - Thomas Jefferson)

This is being done in a manner that protects U.S. constitutional rights. FBI agents do not intrude across any constitutionally protected areas without proper legal authority. (Quote by - Brian Roehrkasse)

He understands the law and the Constitution extremely well, and I think one of the abilities he showed was to clearly describe how he ruled, why he ruled, and what factors were critical to particular cases. That's an indication that his service on the court and his view of the Constitution is rooted in principle. (Quote by - John Sununu)

The real difference between the United States and other nations lies not in the words of the preamble to the Constitution, but in the fact that the substantive clauses of that Constitution are enforced by individuals independent of and not beholden to the elected branches. (Quote by - Harold H. Greene)

This will make it impossible for residents of the Iraq's few mostly Sunni provinces to bring down the constitution. The aim of this move is to pass the constitution and to impose it on everybody regardless of their opinions. (Quote by - Saleh al-Mutlaq)

What Daniel Webster termed the miracle of our Constitution is not something that happens in every generation, but every generation in its turn must accept the responsibility of supporting and defending the Constitution and bearing true faith and allegiance to it,(Quote by - John Roberts)

We want the constitutional drafting committee to hear our voices. We fear that some articles (in the constitution) will be unjust for women. (Quote by - Narmine Othman)

One of the most solemn responsibilities of the president--and it's set out expressly in the Constitution--is that the president is to take care that the laws are faithfully executed, and that means the Constitution. It means statutes. It means treaties. It means all of the laws of the United States. (Quote by - Samuel Alito)

Somebody asked me, 'are you going to be on the side of the little guy?' And you obviously want to give an immediate answer. But as you reflect on it, if the Constitution says that the little guy should win, the little guy is going to win in court before me. But, if the Constitution says that the big guy should win, well, the big guy is going to win, because my obligation is to the Constitution. That's the oath. The oath that a judge takes is not that 'I'll look out for particular interests' the oath is to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States and that is what I would do. (Quote by - John Roberts)

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


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