Easy 10 points for the first one who can give me a good quote (must be from a famous person) for all of these amendments!
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
--- Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1785. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.
One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.
--- Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 1796. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." ---Thomas Jefferson, 1816.
Death penalty quotes:
It is tempting to pretend that minorities on death row share a fate in no way connected to our own, that our treatment of them sounds no echoes beyond the chambers in which they die. Such an illusion is ultimately corrosive, for the reverberations of injustice are not so easily confined.
--Justice William Brennan, 1987
A system that will take life must first give justice.
--Former ABA President John J. Curtin, Jr.
You believe an eye for an eye until you're put in that situation. If they kill those guys, it really doesn't mean much to me. My father is gone.
--Michael Jordan on the murderers of his father James
I will believe in the death penalty when you will prove to me the infallibility of human beings.
--Marquis de Lafayette
"Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, or morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both."
-- Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson Papers, Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, 1816
"I believe a time will come when an opportunity will be offered to abolish this lamentable evil."
-- Patrick Henry, letter to Robert Pleasants, January 18, 1773
"Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free."
-- Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, 1821
Well for one, the 13th amendment to the constitution of the US which abolished slavery - did not abolish slavery for those convicted of a crime.
Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
- George Jean Nathan, 1882 - 1958
I hope that no American ... will waste his franchise and throw away his vote by voting either for me or against me solely on account of my religious affiliation. It is not relevant.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1917 - 1963
We'd all like t' vote fer th' best man, but he's never a candidate.
- Kin (Frank McKinney) Hubbard, 1868 - 1930
The emblem of equal rights. It means free hands, free lips, self-government, and the sovereignty of the individual. - Robert Ingersoll
Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; 'thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. - Samuel Adams, 'Rights of the Colonists," Nov. 1772
Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington
"Teenagers should be able to vote because the pay taxes every day. a person who lives and pays taxes in America should be able to vote." -- Carrie Underwood
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