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Quotations on Constitution

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The Bill of Rights - The Original Contract With America. Accept no substitutes. Beware of imitations. Insist on the genuine articles.

~ Unknown

I confess that there are several parts of this Constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

~ Abraham Lincoln

In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.

~ Thomas Jefferson

The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the Judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.

~ Thomas Jefferson

I always say, as you know, that if my fellow citizens want to go to Hell I will help them. It's my job.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race.

~ Calvin Coolidge

The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom.

~ Calvin Coolidge

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverably lost, when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.

~ Edward Gibbon

We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our liberty and of our property under the Constitution.

~ Charles Evans Hughes

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