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At the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that each person should decide for him or herself the ideas and beliefs deserving of expression consideration and adherence. Our political system and cultural life rest upon this ideal. Government action that stifles speech on account of its message or that requires the utterance of a particular message favored by the Government contravenes this essential right. Laws of this sort pose the inherent risk that the Government seeks not to advance a legitimate regulatory goal but to suppress unpopular ideas or information or manipulate the public debate through coercion rather than persuasion.
U.S. Supreme Court Category: Constitution
Since when is public safety the root password to the Constitution?
C. D. Tavares Category: Constitution
Work to become not to acquire.
Elbert Hubbard Category: Constitution
The Constitution of the United States of America We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union establish justice insure domestic tranquility provide for the common defense promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
U.S. Constitution Category: Constitution
The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverable lost when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
Edward Gibbon Category: Constitution
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Abraham Lincoln Category: Constitution
A little of what you fancy does you good.
Marie Lloyd Category: Constitution
There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience.
Stokely Carmichael Category: Constitution
There is a higher law than the Constitution.
William Henry Seward Category: Constitution
The preamble to the Constitution states: We the People of the United States in Order to form a more perfect Union establish Justice insure domestic Tranquillity provide for the common defence promote the general welfare... It doesnt say guarantee the general welfare. And it certainly doesnt say give welfare benefits to all the people in the country who arent doing so well even if the reason they arent doing so well is because theyre sitting on their butts in front of the TV.
The new constitution established a president with powers unheard of in the republican United States. Some even wanted him to be king a thought that GW found ludicrous: What astonishing changes a few years are capable of producing! I am told that even respectable characters speak of a monarchical form of government without horror. From thinking proceeds speaking thence to acting is often but a single step. But how irrevocable and tremendous! What a triumph for the advocates of despotism to find that we are incapable of governing ourselves and that systems founded on the basis of equal liberty are merely ideal & fallacious!
George Washington Category: Constitution
Most womens magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
Gloria Steinem Category: Constitution
If some period be not fixed either by the Constitution or by practice to the services of the First Magistrate his office though nominally elective will in fact be for life and that will soon degenerate into an inheritance.
Thomas Jefferson Category: Constitution
Work to survive survive by consuming survive to consume; the hellish cycle is complete.
Raoul Vaneigem Category: Constitution
The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
Henry Alfred Kissinger Category: Constitution
Let the end be legitimate let it be within the scope of the constitution and all means which are appropriate which are plainly adapted to that end which are not prohibited but consist with the letter and spirit of the constitution are constitutional.
John Marshall Category: Constitution