Tuesday, January 17, 2012
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." -- U.S. Constitution Source: Fifth Amendment
"Not surprisingly, the federal judiciary nearly always rules in favor of the federal government. Judicial review, contrary to the assurances of its advocates, has hardly restrained Congress at all. Instead it has progressively stripped the states of their traditional powers, while allowing federal power to grow unchecked." -- Joseph Sobran (1946-2010) Columnist Source: Usurpation of power is routine, Conservative Chronicle, October 25, 1995
"As the interned American citizens of Japanese descent learned, the Bill of Rights provided them with little protection when it was needed." -- Glenn Harlan Reynolds Assoc. Prof. of Law, Univ. of Tenn.; B.A. 1982 Univ. of Tenn., J.D. 1985, Yale Law School Source: A Critical Guide to the Second Amendment, 67 TENN. L.R. 461, 483 (1995).