Quotes by amendment

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  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse.
  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson
    American politician, businessman and lawyer 1941-
    Ben Nelson
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    Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary.
  • Arlen Specter
    Arlen Specter
    American lawyer, author, and politician 1930-2012
    Arlen Specter
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    As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate.
  • Anthony Kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy
    American lawyer and jurist 1936-
    Anthony Kennedy
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    Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
    American attorney and politician 1948-
    Bob Barr
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    Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that - enact laws that significantly infringe this fundamental human right.
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
    American lawyer, educator and politician 1936-1996
    Barbara Jordan
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    Earlier today we heard the beginning of the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States. 'We the people.' It is a very eloquent beginning. But, when that document was completed on the 17th of September in 1787, I was not included in that 'We, the people.' I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But, through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in 'We, t
    Source: Statement before House Judiciary Committee considering impeachment of Richard Nixon, 25 July 1974
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician 1941-
    Bernie Sanders
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    Former Senator Al D'Amato in 1991 offered an amendment to cap credit card interest rates at 14 percent.
  • Al Goldstein
    Al Goldstein
    American pornographer 1936-2013
    Al Goldstein
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    I'm a crusader. I really believe in the First Amendment, and I use it fully, and I pay a price for that.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
    American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
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    Immunities that are valid as against the federal government by force of the specific pledges of particular amendments have been found to be implicit in the concept of ordered liberty, and thus, through the Fourteenth Amendment, become valid as against the states.
    Source: Palko v. Connecticut
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician 1941-
    Bernie Sanders
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    In my view, a corporation is not a person. A corporation does not have First Amendment rights to spend as much money as it wants, without disclosure, on a political campaign.
  • Adrian Cronauer
    Adrian Cronauer
    American air force radio personality during Vietnam War 1938-2018
    Adrian Cronauer
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    It is the will of the American people that we have a right to protect our flag and this can only be accomplished by passing a Constitutional amendment.
  • Bill Shuster
    Bill Shuster
    American politician and lobbyist 1961-
    Bill Shuster
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    President Bush has a record of cutting taxes, has provided a prescription drug benefit for seniors, has upheld the Second Amendment and remains committed to stopping liberal activists judges who are redefining marriage.
  • Repentance, without amendment, is like continually pumping without mending the leak.
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    President of the US 1946-
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    The 22nd Amendment should probably be modified to say two consecutive terms instead of two terms for a lifetime.
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
    Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
    American journalist 1951-
    Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
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    The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment.
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