Quotes: constitutional

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  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
    Walter Bagehot
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    A constitutional statesman is in general a man of common opinions and uncommon abilities.
  • Antonin Scalia
    Antonin Scalia
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    A law can be both economic folly and constitutional.
  • As a citizen and someone who was a judge on the constitutional law court for 18 years, I feel whenever I can raise my voice with the hope of being heard I need to do it, but I wouldn't assign a special wisdom and responsibility to writers.
  • Arlen Specter
    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.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
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    Clearly, the court today has ignored the constitutional right and responsibility of Congress to pass laws protecting citizens from dangerous and addictive narcotics...
  • Congress has the constitutional authority to investigate the other agencies of government. We are the watchdogs of the taxpayer's money, and we have the right to know how that money is being spent and to conduct oversight over the government.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
    Edward Gibbon
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    Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty.
  • Al Sharpton
    Al Sharpton
    American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
    Al Sharpton
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    If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle, why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care?
  • Abe Fortas
    Abe Fortas
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    It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.
    Source: Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Community School Dist. (1969)
  • Adrian Cronauer
    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.
  • It's Congress' job to keep an eye on the other agencies and the workings of the entire government. It is our constitutional duty.
  • Caleb Cushing
    Caleb Cushing
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    Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?
  • Al Gore
    Al Gore
    American politician and environmentalist 1948-
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    Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
  • Anthony Kennedy
    Anthony Kennedy
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    The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
    Andrew Jackson
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    The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
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