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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Robert Kennedy: Even government by the consent of the governed, as in our own Constitution, must be Even government by the consent of the governed, as in our own Constitution, must be limited in its power to act against its people; so that there may be no interference with the right to worship, or with the security of the home; no arbitrary imposition of pains or penalties by officials high or low; no restrictions on the freedom of men to seek education or work or opportunity of any kind, so that each man may become all he is capable of becoming. — Robert Kennedy
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Samuel Freeman Miller: A constitution, in the American sense of the word, is a written instrument by which A constitution, in the American sense of the word, is a written instrument by which the fundamental powers of the government are established, limited, and defined, and by which these powers are distributed among several departments, for their more safe and useful exercise, for the benefit of the body politic. — Samuel Freeman Miller
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Wendy E. Long: They're lots of good Americans here in New York who have common sense and who They're lots of good Americans here in New York who have common sense and who believe in free markets and free people and limited government under our Constitution. Those are the principles I've always stood for. I know they're right, and that's what I'm going to stand for. — Wendy E. Long
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Martha Raye: I am a Republican because I believe in the constitution, strength in national defense, limited I am a Republican because I believe in the constitution, strength in national defense, limited government, individual freedom, and personal responsibility as the concrete foundation for American government. They reinforce the resolve that the United States is the greatest country in the world and we can all be eternally grateful to our founding fathers for the beautiful legacy they left us today. — Martha Raye
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By John Marshall: That the people have an original right to establish, for their future government, such principles That the people have an original right to establish, for their future government, such principles as, in their opinion, shall most conduce to their own happiness, is the basis, on which the whole American fabric has been erected ... The principles, therefore, so established, are deemed fundamental. And as the authority, from which they proceed, is supreme ... they are designed to be permanent ... The powers of the legislature are defined, and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken, or forgotten, the constitution is written. — John Marshall
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Harrison Schmitt: Nothing in the Constitution of the United States gives the Congress or the Executive Branch Nothing in the Constitution of the United States gives the Congress or the Executive Branch the power to attempt the task of regulating climate, as impossible as that would be under any realistic scenarios. No national security emergency exists relative to climate that would warrant increased governmental control of energy production. Today's Americans have an obligation to future Americans to elect leaders who do not believe in an omnipotent government but believe, as did the Founders, in limited government, and in the preservation of liberty and the natural rights of the people. — Harrison Schmitt
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By John Marshall: The government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere The government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action, and its laws, when made in pursuance of the constitution, form the supreme law of the land. — John Marshall
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By John Adams: The most sensible and jealous people are so little attentive to government that there are The most sensible and jealous people are so little attentive to government that there are no instances of resistance until repeated, multiplied oppressions have placed it beyond a doubt that their rulers had formed settled plans to deprive them of their liberties; not to oppress an individual or a few, but to break down the fences of a free constitution, and deprive the people at large of all share in the government, and all the checks by which it is limited. — John Adams
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Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By James Madison: If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one ... — James Madison
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Ron Paul: Under the constitution, there was never meant to be a federal police force. Even an Under the constitution, there was never meant to be a federal police force. Even an FBI limited only to investigations was not accepted until this century. Yet today, fueled by the federal government's misdirected war on drugs, radical environmentalism, and the aggressive behavior of the nanny state, we have witnessed the massive buildup of a virtual army of armed regulators prowling the States where they have no legal authority. The sacrifice of individual responsibility and the concept of local government by the majority of American citizens has permitted the army of bureaucrats to thrive. — Ron Paul
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: Free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy, and not Free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy, and not confidence, which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power. — Thomas Jefferson
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By James Madison: [T]he bill exceeds the rightful authority to which governments are limited by the essential distinction [T]he bill exceeds the rightful authority to which governments are limited by the essential distinction between civil and religious functions, and violates in particular the article of the Constitution of the United States which declares that Congress shall make no law respecting a religious establishment ... This particular church, therefore, would so far be a religious establishment by law, a legal force and sanction being given to certain articles in its constitution and administration. — James Madison
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By James Dobson: A disturbing prospect looms before us as Americans consider the possibility of a second term A disturbing prospect looms before us as Americans consider the possibility of a second term for President Barack Obama. Millions of conservatives who revere the Constitution, with its guarantees of freedom and limited government, have watched with alarm as the campaign season has unfolded. — James Dobson
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By James Madison: I consider it ... as subverting the fundamental and characteristic principle of the Government ... I consider it ... as subverting the fundamental and characteristic principle of the Government ... and as bidding defiance to the sense in which the Constitution is known to have been proposed, advocated, and adopted. If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one. — James Madison
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Barry M. Goldwater: They propound the first principle of totalitarianism: that the State is competent to do all They propound the first principle of totalitarianism: that the State is competent to do all things and is limited in what it actually does only by the will of those who control the State. It is clear that this view is in direct conflict with the Constitution which is an instrument, above all, for limiting the functions of government, and which is as binding today as when it was written. — Barry M. Goldwater
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Woodrow Wilson: The trouble with the theory [of limited and divided government] is that government is not The trouble with the theory [of limited and divided government] is that government is not a machine, but a living thing. This is where the living and breathing constitution comes from. It is modified by its environment, necessitated by its tasks, shaped to its functions by the sheer pressure of life. — Woodrow Wilson
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Bob Barr: I believe in the Constitution. I believe in separation of powers. I believe in the I believe in the Constitution. I believe in separation of powers. I believe in the rule of law. I believe in limited government. And these are principles and policies that apparently neither the national Republican nor the national Democrat Party believes in. I believe great damage is being done to our Constitution, and I see no remedy at all, no likelihood of that changing, if we rely on the two parties to field our candidates for national office. — Bob Barr
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By John Thune: Because of my upbringing, I believe in things like limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal Because of my upbringing, I believe in things like limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal accountability. I believe in the wisdom of our founders and the sanctity of our Constitution. — John Thune
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Justin Amash: I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that's what I base I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that's what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty. — Justin Amash
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Jason Chaffetz: The American people deserve a blueprint for policymaking that is built upon the Constitution of The American people deserve a blueprint for policymaking that is built upon the Constitution of the United States and the principles of fiscal discipline, limited government, accountability, and a strong national defense. — Jason Chaffetz
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By James Madison: Those who proposed the Constitution knew, and those who ratified the Constitution also knew that Those who proposed the Constitution knew, and those who ratified the Constitution also knew that this is ... a limited government tied down to specified powers ... It was never supposed or suspected that the old Congress could give away the money of the states to encourage agriculture or for any other purpose they pleased. — James Madison
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By John Adams: Were I to define the British constitution, therefore, I should say, it is a limited Were I to define the British constitution, therefore, I should say, it is a limited monarchy, or a mixture of the three forms of government commonly known in the schools, reserving as much of the monarchical splendor, the aristocratical independency, and the democratical freedom, as are necessary that each of these powers may have a control, both in legislation and execution, over the other two, for the preservation of the subject's liberty. — John Adams
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Walter E. Williams: When the Founders thought of democracy, they saw democracy in the political sphere - a When the Founders thought of democracy, they saw democracy in the political sphere - a sphere strictly limited by the Constitution's well-defined and enumerated powers given the federal government. Substituting democratic decision making for what should be private decision making is nothing less than tyranny dressed up. — Walter E. Williams
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By William Howard Taft: It is not impossible, of course, after such an administration as Roosevelt's and after the It is not impossible, of course, after such an administration as Roosevelt's and after the change in method that I could not but adapt in view of my different way of looking at things, that questions should arise as to whether I should go back on the principles of the Roosevelt administration ... I have a government of limited power under a Constitution, and we have got to work out our problems on the basis of law. Now, if that is reactionary, then I am a reactionary. — William Howard Taft
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Ed Crane: Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, of course, lays out the delegated, enumerated, and Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, of course, lays out the delegated, enumerated, and therefore limited powers of Congress. Only through a deliberate misreading of the general welfare and commerce clauses of the Constitution has the federal government been allowed to overreach its authority and extend its tendrils into every corner of civil society. — Ed Crane
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By James Madison: I, sir, have always conceived - I believe those who proposed the constitution conceived,and it I, sir, have always conceived - I believe those who proposed the constitution conceived,and it is still more fully known, and more material to observe, those who ratified the constitution conceived, that this is not an indefinite government deriving its powers from the general terms prefixed to the specified powers - but, a limited government tied down to the specified powers, which explain and define the general terms. — James Madison
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By William Howard Taft: We have a government of limited power under the Constitution, and we have got to We have a government of limited power under the Constitution, and we have got to work out our problems on the basis of law. — William Howard Taft
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Milton Friedman: The Founding Fathers envisioned a federal government that trusts its people with their money and The Founding Fathers envisioned a federal government that trusts its people with their money and freedom, outlining this limited, non-intrusive federal government in ... the Constitution, leaving the other powers to people ... or to the states. — Milton Friedman
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By R. R. Reno: Libertarians see these changes as gains for freedom. No longer under the thumb of traditional Libertarians see these changes as gains for freedom. No longer under the thumb of traditional marriage and religion, people can make up their own minds about how to live their personal lives, believing what they wish about religion and morality. Maybe so, but that's no basis for a free society. Codified rights offer limited protection. If the Supreme Court can find a right to same-sex marriage in the Constitution, then it can find anything, including dramatically different (and reduced) rights of speech, association, and religion. The most powerful limits to government power are found below and above political life: a strong culture of marriage and family, and robust, assertive religious institutions. A free society depends on strong family loyalties and faith's indomitable resolve. — R. R. Reno
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Ron Paul: If we stuck to the Constitution as written, we would have: no federal meddling in If we stuck to the Constitution as written, we would have: no federal meddling in our schools; no Federal Reserve; no U.S. membership in the UN; no gun control; and no foreign aid. We would have no welfare for big corporations, or the "poor"; no American troops in 100 foreign countries; no NAFTA, GAT, or "fast-track"; no arrogant federal judges usurping states rights; no attacks on private property; no income tax. We could get rid of most of the agencies, and most of the budget. The government would be small, frugal, and limited. — Ron Paul
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Ted Cruz: Tonight, I want to say to every member of the democratic party, who believes in Tonight, I want to say to every member of the democratic party, who believes in limited government, in personal opportunity and the united States constitution, and a safe and secure America, come home. To the Reagan Democrats, your party has left you. And the Republican party wants you, we welcome you back. — Ted Cruz
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By George Will: Republicans, supposed defenders of limited government, actually are enablers of an unlimited presidency. Their belief Republicans, supposed defenders of limited government, actually are enablers of an unlimited presidency. Their belief in strict construction of the Constitution evaporates, and they become, in behavior if not in thought, adherents of the woolly idea of a 'living Constitution.' They endorse, by their passivity, the idea that new threats justify ignoring the Framers' text and logic about shared responsibility for war-making. — George Will
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Edmund A. Opitz: No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted No one can read our Constitution without concluding that the people who wrote it wanted their government severely limited; the words "no" and "not" employed in restraint of government power occur 24 times in the first seven articles of the Constitution and 22 more times in the Bill of Rights. — Edmund A. Opitz
Limited Government In The Constitution Sayings By Thomas Sowell: Those who wrote the Constitution clearly understood that power is dangerous and needs to be Those who wrote the Constitution clearly understood that power is dangerous and needs to be limited by being separated - separated not only into the three branches of the national government but also separated as between the whole national government, on the one hand, and the states and the people on the other. — Thomas Sowell