Bill Of Rights Quotes

There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes, and the other is the Bill of Rights.

If there is a bedrock principle of the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.

Bill of rights give assurance to the individual of the preservation of his liberty. They do not define the liberty they promise.

The Ten Commandments contain 297 words. The Bill of Rights is stated in 463 words. The Lord’s prayer has only 67. The story of creation in the Bible uses only 200 words. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address contains 271 words. On the other hand, a recent Federal directive to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words.

The Bill of Rights is a born rebel. It reeks with sedition. In every clause it shakes its fist in the face of constituted authority… it is the one guarantee of human freedom to the American people.

I have often thought that the Bill of Rights should have stopped after the first five words: “Congress shall make no laws . . .”

One more thing about the Bill of Rights. Please keep faith in its purity. Those who say it needs editing must admit Americans are no longer worthy of its blessings. Those who say it’s archaic must admit this country can’t live up to its Founders’ dreams. Those who say they know better, let them go […]

Painful as it may be to hear it, there’s nothing special about the people of this country that sets them apart from the other people of the world. It is the Bill of Rights, and only the Bill of Rights, that keeps us from becoming the world’s biggest banana republic. The moment we forget that, […]

The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, […]

It seems as if the Department (of Justice) sees the value of the Bill of Rights as no more than obstacles to be overcome.