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  • Ben Nelson
    Ben Nelson
    American politician, businessman and lawyer 1941-
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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.
  • Billy Childish
    Billy Childish
    English painter, author, poet and photographer 1959-
    Billy Childish
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    Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.
  • Barbara Jordan
    Barbara Jordan
    American lawyer, educator and politician 1936-1996
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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
  • August Wilson
    August Wilson
    American playwright 1945-2005
    August Wilson
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    For me, the original play becomes an historical document: This is where I was when I wrote it, and I have to move on now to something else.
  • Bob Latta
    Bob Latta
    American politician 1956-
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    Let all Americans sit down and read this great document. Since the Constitution's ratification, it has been the framework for our great nation.
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
    Bill Gates
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    Microsoft has had clear competitors in the past. It's a good thing we have museums to document that.
    Source: Speech at the Computer History Museum, as quoted in InfoWorld magazine (October 2001)
  • Fran Lebowitz
    Fran Lebowitz
    American journalist 1951-
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    Should you be a teenager blessed with uncommon good looks, document this state of affairs by the taking of photographs. It is the only way anyone will ever believe you in years to come.
    Source: Social Studies (1981)
  • Carl Levin
    Carl Levin
    American attorney 1934-
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    The Constitution is a document that should only be amended with great caution.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician 1941-
    Bernie Sanders
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    The U.S. constitution is an extraordinary document. In my view, it should not be amended often.
  • Barbara Boxer
    Barbara Boxer
    American politician 1940-
    Barbara Boxer
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    We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens.
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