constitution

A Quote by Daniel Webster on constitution, country, and destiny

One country, one constitution, one destiny.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Speech, March 15, 1837. Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 349.

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on children, constitution, government, parenthood, and war

Where is it written in the Constitution that you may take children from their parents, and parents from their children, and compel them to fight the battles of any war in which the folly or wickedness of government may engage it?

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

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A Quote by Clarence Thomas on argument, authority, certainty, congress, constitution, exercise, existence, freedom, government, limitations, nature, possessions, religion, sales, and speech

The Constitution, in addition to delegating certain enumerated powers to Congress, places whole areas outside the reach of Congress' regulatory authority. The First Amendment, for example, is fittingly celebrated for preventing Congress from "prohibiting the free exercise" of religion or "abridging the freedom of speech." The Second Amendment similarly appears to contain an express limitation on the government's authority....This Court has not had recent occasion to consider the nature of the substantive right safeguarded by the Second Amendment. If, however, the Second Amendment is read to confer a personal right to "keep and bear arms," a colorable argument exists that the Federal Government's regulatory scheme, at least as it pertains to the purely intrastate sale or possession of firearms, runs afoul of that Amendment's protections.

Clarence Thomas

Source: 1997, Concurrence, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on constitution, habits, health, patience, remedies, and wishes

A careful physician . . . before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical constitution.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

Source: On the Orator, II.

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A Quote by C. D. Tavares on constitution and safety

Since when is "public safety" the root password to the Constitution?

C. D. Tavares

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A Quote by Bishop George Berkeley on constitution, nature, and water

[Tar water] is of a nature so mild and benign and proportioned to the human constitution, as to warm without heating, to cheer but not inebriate.

Bishop George Berkeley (1685 - 1753)

Source: Siris. Par. 217.

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on constitution and happiness

The U.S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on certainty, constitution, death, promises, taxes, and world

Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

Source: Letter to Jean Baptiste Leroy, 13 Nov. 1789

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A Quote by Benjamin Nathan Cardozo on constitution, prosperity, salvation, and theory

[The Constitution] was framed upon the theory that the peoples of the several states must sink or swim together, and that in the long run prosperity and salvation are in union and not division.

Benjamin Cardozo (1870 - 1938)

Source: Baldwin v. Seelig, 294 U.S. 511, 523, 1935

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on constitution, crime, and government

The government was set to protect man from criminals, and the Constitution was written to protect man from the government.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

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