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  " I believe in the American Constitution. I favor the American system of individual enterprise, and I am opposed to any general extension of Government ownership and control. "
Calvin Coolidge     President 1923-1929    b. July 4, 1872 -- d. January 5, 1933
  "The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."
George Washington    Revolutionary general, Founding Father, Presiding Officer of the Constitutional Convention, 1st President 1789-1797    b. February 22, 1732 -- d. December 14, 1799
  "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
John Adams    President 1800-1804    b. October 30, 1735 -- d. July 4, 1726
  "This Constitution was not made for a day, nor composed of such flexible materials as to be warped to the purposes of a casually ascendant influence."
John Tyler    President 1841-1845    b. March 29, 1790 -- d. January 18, 1862
  "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it"
Learned Hand    Judge and judicial scholar    b. January 27, 1872 -- d. September 18, 1961
  "The people---the people---are the rightful masters of both congresses, and courts---not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it."
Abraham Lincoln    President 1861-1865    b. February 12, 1809 -- d. April 15, 1865
"To live under the American Constitution is the greatest political privilege that was ever accorded to the human race."
Calvin Coolidge     President 1923-1929    b. July 4, 1872 -- d. January 5, 1933
  "The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written."
Franklin Roosevelt    President 1933-1945    b. January 30, 1882 -- d. April 12, 1945
  "We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is, and the judiciary is the safeguard of our liberty and our property under the Constitution."
Charles Evans Hughes        b. April 11, 1862 -- d. August 27, 1948)