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  •  All just a bunch of pretty words (16+ / 0-)

         
    Jimmy Carter

    "The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.”

    Thomas Jefferson,

    “Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure”

    “If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.”

    Judge Learned Hand

          “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it”

    And a favorite of mine,

          “If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice”

    A standing army is like a standing member. It's an excellent assurance of domestic tranquility, but a dangerous temptation to foreign adventure. Elbridge Gerry - Constitutional Convention (1787)

    by No Exit on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:09:56 AM PST

    •  I am missing Jimmy Carter (4+ / 0-)
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      No Exit, Don midwest, NonnyO, mrkvica

      a lot these days.

      Jimmy Carter.....

      "The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries.

      In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.”

      "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

      by allenjo on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:48:34 AM PST

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