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Five boxes preserve our freedoms:  soap, ballot, witness, jury, and cartridge.

Author: Myron A. Calhoun, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom myronacalhoun 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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]

I believe the Court has no power to add to or subtract from the procedures set forth by the founders....I shall not at any time surrender my belief that the document itself should be our guide, not our own concept of what is fair, decent, and right.

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

The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges' view of fairness, reasonableness, or justice.

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

Emergency does not create power.  Emergency does not increase granted power or remove or diminish the restrictions imposed upon power granted or reserved.  The Constitution was adopted in a period of grave emergency.  Its grants of power to the federal government and its limitations of the powerof the States were determined in the light of emergency, and they are not altered by emergency.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government power emergency politicalpower supremecourt charlesevanshughes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If the provisions of the Constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned.

Author: Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government supremecourt charlesevanhughes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our constitution.  I would be willing to depend on that alone for their reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: letter to John Taylor, November 26, 1798Saved by ImaWriterIII in government thomasjefferson debt borrowing consitution 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]

Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty?  Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend ot the security of your liberty?  Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings - give us that precious jewel, and you may take every thing else!...Guard with jealous attention the public liberty.  Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.

Author: Patrick Henry, Source: speech to the Virginia Convention, Richmond, Virginia, June 5, 1788Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny patrickhenry 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

America was conquered, and her settlements made, and firmly established, at the expence of individuals, and not of the British public.  Their own blood was spilt in acquiring lands for their settlement, their own fortunes expended in making that settlement effectual; for themselves they fought, for themselves they conquered, and for themselves alone they have right to hold.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: A Summary View of the Rights of British AmericaSaved by ImaWriterIII in government america war thomasjefferson revolution EDS expense 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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