The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.
The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use
Constitutional democracy, you see, is no romantic notion. It's our defense against ourselves, the one foe who might defeat us.
However good a Constitution may be, if those who are implementing it are not good, it will prove to be bad. However bad a Constitution may be, if those implementing it are good, it will prove to be good.
The greatest threat to our Constitution is our own ignorance of it.
The dead should not rule the living
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.
Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.
The first principle of a civilized state is that the power is legitimate only when it is under contract.
Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
How dismal it is to see present day Americans yearning for the very orthodoxy that their country was founded to escape.
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.
The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.
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