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Unfortunately, everyone including our justices don't give a wit about our Constitution or the Bill of Rights.


Justice Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954): "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, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."

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My dear late friends, the "framers" (or "patriots" as my wife used to call them, before the term became common, and they really did run a framing shop), used to say that the difference between a democracy and a republic was that in the latter your rights are not subject to vote. Whereas a democracy was "two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner."

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