quotes tagged with 'billofrights'

It is my belief that there are "absolutes" in our Bill of Rights, and that they were put there on purpose by men who knew what the words meant and meant their prohibitions to be "absolutes."

Author: Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government billofrights absolutes supremecourt hugolblack 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution liberty government tyranny thomasjefferson billofrights 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It took about 150 years, starting with a Bill of Rights that reserved to the states and the people all powers not explicitly delegated to the federal government, to produce a Supreme Court willing to rule that growing corn to feed to your own hogs is interstate commerce and can therefore be regulated by Congress.

Author: David Friedman, Source: The Machinery of FreedomSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government freedom commerce billofrights congress federalgovernment supremecourt davidfriedman 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.

Author: F. Lee Bailey, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in billofrights congress fleebailey committee 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words no and not employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights.

Author: Edmund A. Opitz, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government billofrights politicalpower edmundaopitz 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We should not trick ourselves into believing that we can pick and choose which part of the Bill of Rights we support.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government billofrights ronpaul 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
Author: Rush Limbaugh, Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rush_Limbaugh#Second_AmendmentSaved by cboyack in government guncontrol secondamendment billofrights firstamendment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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