February 3, 2017 § Leave a comment
“Under current law, it is a crime for a private citizen to lie to a government official, but not for a government official to lie to the people.” — Donald M. Fraser
“We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that perhaps we are in danger of forgetting that the Bill of Rights, which cost so much blood to establish, is still worth fighting for.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
“I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” — James Madison
September 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry
“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Liberty cannot be caged into a charter or handed on ready-made to the next generation. Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times. Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves.” – Florence Ellinwood Allen
August 6, 2010 § Leave a comment
“If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for thought that we hate.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
“They [the makers of the Constitution] conferred, as against the government, the right to be let alone — the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.” — Louis Brandeis
“It is not the function of our Government to keep citizens from falling into error; it is the function of the citizens to keep the Government from falling into error.” — Robert H. Jackson