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Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Justice Stephen J. Field, Kentucky Declaration Of Rights - Art. I, Sec. 2


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"Crime is contagious.

If the government becomes a law breaker,

it breeds contempt for the law."

-- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

(1856-1941) US Supreme Court Justice

Source: Olmstead v. U.S., 277 US 438, 1928




"Here I close my opinion.

I could not say less in view of questions of such gravity

that go down to the very foundations of the government.

If the provisions of the Constitution can be set aside

by an Act of Congress, where is the course of usurpation to end?

The present assault upon capital is but the beginning.

It will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping,

till our political contests will become a war of the poor

against the rich; a war growing in intensity and bitterness."

-- Justice Stephen J. Field

(1816-1899) US Supreme Court Justice

Source: United States Supreme Court opinion, Pollock v. Farmers Loan & Trust Co. (1898)




"Absolute, arbitrary power

over the lives, liberty and property

of freemen exists nowhere in a republic,

not even in the largest majority."

-- Kentucky Declaration of Rights - Art. I, Sec. 2

also found in the Wyoming Declaration of Rights Art. I, Sec. 7


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