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Ted Cruz will point Americans back to the principles established by our Constitution enabling you to live free.
Under the freest constitution ignorant people are still slaves.
U.S. Constitution declares rather unambiguously that Congress has the responsibility to “declare war.
To take a single step beyond the text would be to take possession of a boundless field of power.
[The necessary and proper clause] neither enlarges any power specifically granted; nor is it a grant of any new power to Congress; But it is merely a declaration, for the removal of all uncertainty, that the means of carrying into execution those otherwise granted are included in the grant.
The Constitution is a document that should only be amended with great caution.
I don't want to commit myself in advocating a definite republican constitution which will get bogged down with the question of who would elect the President and when.
'National Security' is the root password to the Constitution.
The aim of the Constitutional Treaty was to be more readable; the aim of this treaty is to be unreadable ... The Constitution aimed to be clear, whereas this Treaty had to be unclear. It is a success.
But while the American Constitution was the child of war, ours grew out of discussion, bargaining and negotiation.
The Constitution poses no threat to our current form of government.
I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was'.
James K. Polk
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.
Working Americans who believe in our country and who believe in our Constitution are saying, 'Enough is enough!'
For good nurture and education implant good constitutions.
...the freedom to bear arms may be righteously rejected to encourage the preservation of all corporeal forms of life.
In all cases where incidental powers are acted upon, the principal and incidental ought to be congenial with each other, and partake of a common nature. The incidental power ought to be strictly subordinate and limited to the end proposed to be obtained by the specified power. In other words, under the name of accomplishing one object which is specified, the power implied ought not to be made to embrace other objects, which are not specified in the constitution.
I have sworn to uphold the Constitution ... and a free press is absolutely vital to the freedom of this country.
A judge should be evaluated by whether he faithfully upholds his oath to God, not to the people, to the state or to the Constitution.
I take my citizenship extremely seriously. I find myself drawn to the Constitution more and more with each passing day of Donald Trump's presidency.
I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions. I think moderate imperfections had better be borne with; because, when once known, we accommodate ourselves to them, and find practical means of correcting their ill effects. But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors.
At least 3% of the signers of the Constitution must have been gay, since that's the low estimate for any population sample. It was probably higher, given that they were a pretty talented bunch and wore wigs.
This is a time for a national conversation. A conversation about the document that binds us as a nation and a people. That document, of course, is the Constitution.
Dude, this transcends politics. George W. Bush is wiping his ass with the Constitution.
Very few established institutions, governments and constitutions ...are ever destroyed by their enemies until they have been corrupted and weakened by their friends.
Poets should speak out against what we see as the assault against our Constitution and the warmongering that's going on. I'm perfectly willing to lay down my life for my Constitution, but I am not willing to take a life for it or any other reason because I think killing people is counterproductive.
I don't think people understand - atheists are really a disenfranchised minority in this country. There are six constitutions right now - state constitutions - that say things like what South Carolina says that, "No person who denies the existence of a supreme being shall hold any office under this Constitution.
Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,' in most instances they're not even law.
The Emoluments section shares with the Constitution. That`s not a law that Congress could change or the president could ignore.
No power over the freedom of religion [is] delegated to the United States by the Constitution.
Hatumtaki kiongozi anayeishi katika mifuko ya mafisadi, tunamtaka kiongozi anayeishi katika ibara za katiba ya nchi. Kitambi bila Yesu ni jipu.
The composition of the oligarchy of government [...] emerges as the dominant theme of political history [...] ; it is something real and tangible, whatever may be the name or theory of the constitution.
Obama says his recreation consists of reading the Constitution... looking for a loophole.
Fifteen years after the new dispensations started in South Africa, if one looks back, there are reasons to be positive and say we have achieved what we wanted to achieve, but there are also reasons for concern. Not everything turned out exactly as I would have liked it to turn out. On the positive side, we have a good constitution, there has been no effort to really amend the constitution and change the values and the principles contained therein and in our bill of rights.
Some may not like the Constitution's requirements, but that doesn't make the Constitution a pirate's charter.
The mind, as Jefferson reminded us, is the only oracle God gave us. Jefferson wanted people less dependent on the Bible; I would extend the idea, and urge us to be less dependent on Jefferson. Many modern church-state questions fall into a constitutional gray zone, and squinting at the founding documents with greater intensity will not change that.
No one likes to be treated like people in minority communities. What it's saying is that because you're poor, because you live in a neighborhood that deals with oppressed conditions, you deserve to be treated like a criminal. In our Constitution it says you have the right to live without illegal search and seizure.
John Facenda could read a laundry list and make it sound like the Constitution of the United States.
America derives its laws from its Constitution. It derives its values from the Bible. We don't get inalienable rights from the Constitution; we get them from God.
I hope they're going to learn, and as a result of our response, that it isn't going to work. They're not going to change our life, they're not going to have us throw out our Constitution, and they're not going to chase us out of the Middle East.
Its Constitution--the glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence.
It's written into the Constitution that you're allowed to pursue happiness. In England it would be considered a frivolous objective.
As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.
As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; – let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the character of his own, and his children's liberty. Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap – let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; – let it be written in Primmers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; – let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars. While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.
in a constitutionally ordered state, where laws are derived from broad principles of right and wrong and where those principles are enshrined and protected by agreed upon procedures and practices, it can never be in the long-term interest of the state or its citizens to flout those procedures at home or associate too closely overseas with the enemies of your founding ideals.
Politics should be for people, politics shouldn't be for politicians.
When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government
It's no trifle at her time at her time of life to part with a doctor who knows her constitution.
It seems that 'national security' is the root password to the Constitution. As with any dishonest superuser, the best countermeasure is strong encryption.
I have to make the very best judgments I can make in terms of what's gonna keep the American people safe. And is what, what's gonna uphold our Constitution and our traditions of due process.