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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The constitution is not neutral. It was designed to take the government off the backs of people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws, not of men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution -- then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the genius of our Constitution that under its shelter of enduring institutions and rooted principles there is ample room for the rich fertility of American political invention.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good constitution is infinitely better than the best despot.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The proposed Constitution is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are a rebellious nation. Our whole history is treason; our blood was attained before we were born; our creeds were infidelity to the mother church; our constitution treason to our fatherland.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Slavery may, perhaps, be best compared to the infantile disease of measles; a complaint which so commonly attacks the young of humanity in their infancy, and when gone through at that period leaves behind it so few fatal marks; but which when it normally attacks the fully developed adult becomes one of the most virulent and toxic of diseases, often permanently poisoning the constitution where it does not end in death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. It is the central point in my conception. I see it at the end of all my reflections.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Simon Wilder: You asked the question, sir, now let me answer it. The beauty of the Constitution is that it can always be changed. The beauty of the Constitution is that it makes no set law other than faith in the wisdom of ordinary people to govern themselves.
Proffesor Pitkannan: Faith in the wisdom of the people is exactly what makes the Constitution incomplete and crude.
Simon Wilder: Crude? No, sir. Our "founding parents" were pompous, white, middle-aged farmers, but they were also great men. Because they knew one thing that all great men should know: that they didn't know everything. Sure, they'd make mistakes, but they made sure to leave a way to correct them. The president is not an "elected king," no matter how many bombs he can drop. Because the "crude" Constitution doesn't trust him. He's just a bum, okay Mr. Pitkannan? He's just a bum.More [11/20/2005 12:11:00]
I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.More [04/10/2006 12:04:00]
A law is a law and the constitution says he can't runMore [05/18/2006 12:05:00]
Jamie: Erm. Would you like the last, er...?
Aurelia: [in Portuguese] Thank you very much but no. If you saw my sister, you'd understand why.
Jamie: That's all right, more for me.
Aurelia: [in Portuguese] Just don't go eating it all yourself, you're getting chubbier every day.
Jamie: I'm very lucky I've got a constitution where I never put on weight.More [04/03/2007 12:04:00]
If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
“Of course, there's disagreement, ... We're watching a political process unfold, a process that has encouraged debate and compromise -- a constitution that was written in a society in which people recognize that there had to be give and take.”More [08/06/2007 12:08:00]
“We're talking about a constitution that is in its third century. That's really quite remarkable among any of the nations of the world. It suggests an essential stability of our political system that many may envy but not many can emulate.”More [08/07/2007 12:08:00]
The constitution divides the powers related to making war between the president and the Congress. It gives Congress the power to declare war. It gives Congress the power of the purse.More [08/29/2007 12:08:00]
Loki: Do you know about voodoo? No constitution of faith, more an arrangement of superstitions.More [09/20/2007 12:09:00]
I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.More [01/04/2008 12:01:00]
I cannot believe that the American people and the people they elected would use the Constitution to stifle any group's rights.More [03/17/2008 12:03:00]
The United States government can indict you on something, and now you've got to prove your innocence. And that's not the Constitution of the United States.More [03/19/2008 12:03:00]
Judge:
What's your name?



Rosette Henrietta LaRue:
Rosette Henrietta LaRue! Occupation: hipswinging!


[the court erupts in laughter]



Judge:
Now, Miss LaRue, just what constitutes a striptease?



Rosette Henrietta LaRue:
A good constitution and a couple of zippers.


[the court erupts in laughter again]



Judge:
Don't be ambiguous.



Rosette Henrietta LaRue:
Oh, I won't if you won't.

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General Wyatt:
Captain, you've heard, of course, that California may be admitted into the Union as a state?



Buck Pearson:
I've heard some Congressional rumblings, sir.



General Wyatt:
Well, we're getting a lot of troublesome reports from out there. The Constitution of the United States guarantees protection for all people within its borders, but there are unscrupulous men at work creating a reign of terror against the Mexican landowners.



Buck Pearson:
There's always disorder where there's gold and fertile land involved, sir, and that country has both.

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Sky Masterson:
It is my understanding that the Constitution of the United States allows everybody the free choice between cheesecake and strudel.

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[While in a passionate embrace]



Prof. Sam Bastion:
Will you tell me something?



Kotty:
Anything, Sam, anything.



Prof. Sam Bastion:
What are the first amendments to the Constitution called?



Kotty:
The Bill of Rights.



Prof. Sam Bastion:
That's right. What form of government is this?



Kotty:
The best!

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Shop Salesman:
Detochkin went against our holiest of holies, the Constitution. The Constitution guarantees citizens the right to private property. To a car. To a home. To a dacha. To money. Money, comrades, nobody outlawed money yet!

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Clerk:
Do you swear on the Constitution of the United States to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?



Witness:
Ain't no thing.


[he slaps the clerk's book and the clerk uses his book to slap the witnesses hand as if "giving fives" to each other]



Defense Attorney:
[approaches the witness as he sits down in the witness stand] Would you describe, in your own words, what happened that night?



Witness:
Check it, bleed. Bro... was ON! Didn't trip. But the folks was freakin', Man. Hey, and the pilots were laid to the bone, Homes.


[the stenographer wears sunglasses and sways back and forth as he types]



Witness:
So Blood hammered out and jammed jet ship. Tightened that bad sucker inside the runway like a mother. Shit.

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Jack Moniker:
In this country, the Constitution is written in pencil.

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Robert Reynard:
Well, let's not drag the constitution into this.

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Court-Martial Captain:
You took an oath, Mr. Cole. You, too, Mr. Grafton. You took an oath to defend the constitution and obey the orders of the officers appointed over you. It's the same oath that every officer in the navy has taken for damn near 200 years. And during all that time, the military has obeyed the civilian elected government. Now, they might not have always been right, or wise... or even smart, but they were elected. Any other way and the United States would be nothing more than another two-bit military dictatorship. Why did you do this, Cole? An officer with your fine record? Did you think you were going to win the war?



Cole:
Frankly, sir, I think we're going to lose this one. But I do love the work.



Court-Martial Captain:
Mr. Cole, you may find that amusing, but we don't. Gentlemen, this is our country you're messing with. Well, Mr. Grafton, you have an attentive audience here. Perhaps you can explain to us why you thought a one-plane war was the way to go.



Lt. Jake Grafton:
Well, sir, we bomb worthless targets night after night - I mean, three tents under a tree... sampan repair yards that have been hit ten times already. Sir, you know the list better than I do. My first bombardier and 50,000 other Americans are dead and... can anyone tell me why? I realize that I'm Lieutenant Nobody. I'm... I'm not really sure about anything anymore. This war's become very confusing. Nobody... nobody wants to fight in it. Nobody seems to want to win it. Maybe it never should have happened, but people do die in it. Maybe for me, it got personal, because I do know the difference between dying for something and dying for nothing. I know that's no excuse. I... I know that. And I broke the faith, and for that, I am truly wrong. Perhaps I should hang.



Court-Martial Captain:
Hanging, Mr. Grafton, is no longer a punishment much in use. But a prison term in Leavenworth is, or a dishonorable discharge if a court-martial should so decide. But whatever happens,I think it's safe to say that your career in the navy is over. The only question's how.

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John Ehrlichman:
You got people dying because he didn't make the varsity football team. You got the Constitution hanging by a thread because the old man went to Whittier instead of Yale.

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Matty Dean:
How can they just do this? Like we don't have a fucking constitution or nothing.



La Miranda:
We don't! They do!



Matty Dean:
Who the fuck is they?



La Miranda:
America! Big America! The other America!



Matty Dean:
Fuck the big America! We're the real America, at least we believe in fucking freedom. Right? You don't even get what I'm talking about, do you?



La Miranda:
Yeah, little 'ol dumb me, how could I possibly get it?

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Jon Stewart:
[on Iraq not completing its constitution on time] A delay. Delegates so divided that they don't agree on what they're most divided about. The obvious conclusion ?


[clip]



Condoleezza Rice:
We're witnessing democracy at work in Iraq.



Jon Stewart:
[stunned pause] Is there any fuck-up they can't make seem like it was their plan all along... Is there any?

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Bullworth:
Obscenity? The rich is getting richer and richer and richer while the middle class is getting more poor/ Making billions and billions and billions of bucks/ well my friend if you weren't already rich at the start well that situation just sucks/cause the riches mother fucker in five of us is getting ninety fuckin eight percent of it/ and every other motherfucker in the world is left to wonder where the fuck we went with it/ Obscenity?/ I'm a Senator/ I gotta raise $10,000 a day every day I'm in Washington/ I ain't getting it in South Central/ I'm gettin it in Beverly Hills/ So I'm votin from them in the Senate the way they want me too/ and-and-and I'm sending them my bills/ But we got babies in South Central dying as young as they do in Peru/ We got public schools that are nightmares/ We got a Congress that ain't got a clue/We got kids with submachine guns/ We got militias throwing bombs/ We got Bill just gettin all weepy/ We got Newt blaming teenage moms/We got factories closing down/ Where the hell did all the good jobs go? Well, I'll tell you where they went/My contributors make more profits makin, makin, makin, Hirin' kids in Mexico/ Oh a brother can work in fast food/ If he can't invent computer games/ But what we used to call America/ That's going down the drains/How's a young man gonna meet his financial responsibilities workin and motherfuckin Burger King? He ain't! And please don't even start with that school shit/ There aint no education going on up in that motherfucker/ Obscenity? We got a million brothers in prison/ I mean, the walls are really rockin/But you can bet your ass they'd all be out/If they could pay for Johnny Cochran/ The constitution is supposed to give them an equal chance/ Well, that ain't gonna happen for sure/ Ain't it time to take a little from the rich motherfucker and give a little to the poor? I mean, those boys over there on the monitor/ they want a government smaller and weak/ but the be speakin for the riches 20 percent when they pretend they're defendin the meek/ Now, shit, fuck, cocksuker, that's the real obscenity/ Black folks livin with every day/ Trying to believe a mothefuckin word Democrats and Republicans say/ Obscenity? I'm Jay Billington Bulworth And I've come to say/ The Democratic party's got some shit to pay/ It's gonna pay it in the ghetto/ It's gonna pay it in the-


[talks a little]



Bullworth:
You know the guy in the booth who's talking to you in that tiny little earphone? He's afraid the guys at network are gonna tell him that he's through/ If he lets a guy keep talking like I'm talking to you/ Cause the corporations got the networks and they get to say who gets to talk about the country and who's crazy today/ I would cut to a commercial if you still want this job/ Because you may not be back tomorrow with this cooperate mob/Cut to commercial, cut to commercial, cut to commercial. Ok ok I got a simple question that I'd like to ask of this network/ That pays you for performing this task/ How come they got the airwaves? They're the peoples aren't they? Wouldn't they be worth 70 billion to the public today? If some money-grubbin Congress didn't give them away for big campaign money? It's hopeless you see/ If you're runnin for office with out no TV/If you don't get big money/ You get a defeat/ Corporations and broadcasters make you dead meat/ You been taught in this country there's speech that is free/ But free don't get you no spots on TV/If you want to have senators not on the take/ Then give them free air time/ They won't have to fake/ Telecommunications is the name of the beast/that, that, that, that, that's eating up the world from the west to the east/ The movies, the tabloids, TV and magazines/ they tell us what to think and do/ And all our hopes and dreams/ All this information makes America phat/ But if the company's outta the country/ How American is that? But we got Americans with families that can't even buy a meal/ Ask a brother who's been downsized if he's getting any deal/ Or a white boy bustin ass til they put him in his grave/ He ain't gotta be a black boy to be livin like a slave/ Rich people have always stayed on top by dividing white people from colored people/ but white people got more in common with colored people then they do with rich people/ we just gotta eliminate them. White people, black people, brown people, yellow people, get rid of 'em all/ All we need is a voluntary, free spirited, open-ended program of procreative racial deconstruction/ Everybody just gotta keep fuckin' everybody til they're all the same color

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Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard:
Are you people insane? What are you talkin' about?



General William Devereaux:
The time has come for one man to suffer in order to save hundreds of lives.



Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard:
One Man? What about two, huh? What about six? How about public executions?



General William Devereaux:
Feel free to leave whenever you like, Agent Hubbard.



Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard:
Come on General, you've lost men, I've lost men, but you - you, you *can't* do this! What, what if they don't even want the sheik, have you considered that? What if what they really want is for us to herd our children into stadiums like we're doing? And put soldiers on the street and have Americans looking over their shoulders? Bend the law, shred the Constitution just a little bit? Because if we torture him, General, we do that and everything we have fought, and bled, and died for is over. And they've won. They've already won!



General William Devereaux:
Escort him out.

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Pat Robertson:
The Constitution of the United States, for instance, is a marvelous document for self-government by the Christian people. But the minute you turn the document into the hands of non-Christian people and atheistic people they can use it to destroy the very foundation of our society. And that's what's been happening.

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Pat Robertson:
[about separation of church and state] That was never in the Constitution, however much the liberals laugh at me for saying it, they know good and well it was never in the Constitution! Such language only appeared in the constitution of the Communist Soviet Union.

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Peter Appleton:
The 10th Ammendment is off the table. But there is another Ammendment I'd like to invoke. I wonder if anyone here is familiar with it. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion."



Congressman Doyle:
You're out of order!



Peter Appleton:
"Shall make no law... respecting - "



Congressman Doyle:
My chamber will come to order!



Peter Appleton:
"An establishment of religion... or prohibiting free exercise thereof... or abridging freedom of speech, or of the press... or of the right to petition for a redress of grievances."



Congressman Doyle:
Do not presume to lecture this Committee!



Peter Appleton:
The First Ammendment. It's what we're about, if we'd live up to it. It's part of the contract every citizen has here. Even though the Constitution and the Bill of Rights... are just pieces of paper with signatures on them... they're the only contracts that we have that are defintely not subject... to renegotiation. Not by you, Mr.Chairman.



Congressman Doyle:
Mr.Appleton!



Peter Appleton:
Not by you, Mr.Clyde.



Congressman Doyle:
Stand down!



Peter Appleton:
Not by anyone, ever. Too many people have paid in blood.



Congressman Doyle:
Enough, sir! You are out of order!



Peter Appleton:
People like Luke Trimble and all the sons of Lawson, California. And they deserve better than this. All you boys do.



Congressman Doyle:
I will have order or I will clear this chamber!



Peter Appleton:
When you get right down to it, fell as... that's all I have to say to you.


[he leaves the courtroom]

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Joe:
Many of the fathers of the constitution had slaves, but they wrote a document about freedom. Go figure! So you see, things are meant to change; we're all grown up now.

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Gen. Ed Sheppard:
You've got a heart of gold. You've got the constitution of an ox. And you've got pants... of thunder.

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Michael Moore:
Now wait a minute... The Constitution says you've got the right to bear arms. What do you think 'arms' means?



John Nichols:
Well it's not like these...


[waves his arms]



John Nichols:
It means we ought to have handguns if we want to.



Michael Moore:
What about nuclear weapons? Should you be able to have weapons-grade plutonium?



John Nichols:
[pauses] ... Well I think that oughta be restricted.

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Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.More [01/19/2010 12:01:00]
The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.More [04/19/2010 12:04:00]
I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.More [07/01/2011 08:07:04]
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.More [07/04/2011 03:07:03]
The Constitution and the laws are supreme and the Union indissoluble.More [07/07/2011 10:07:23]
A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.More [07/07/2011 01:07:52]
We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say.More [07/09/2011 05:07:37]
And therefore, for the sake of my mater, without any regard for my own, I hope all those that have a due regard for our constitution and for the rights and prerogatives of the crown, without which our constitution can not be preserved, will be against this motion.More [07/16/2011 05:07:52]
The Constitution shall never be construed... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.More [07/17/2011 06:07:34]
Owing to the difficulty of dealing with substances of high molecular weight we are still a long way from having determined the chemical characteristics and the constitution of proteins, which are regarded as the principal con-stituents of living organisms.More [07/29/2011 06:07:55]

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