Constitutional Quotes (1 quote)
People are usually surprised to discover that I hate the phrase constitutional rights. I hate the phrase because it is terribly misleading. Most of the people who say it or hear it have the impression that the Constitution grants them their rights. Nothing could be further from the truth. Strictly speaking it is the Bill of Rights that enumerates our rights, but none of our founding documents bestow anything on you at all [...] The government can burn the Constitution and shred the Bill of Rights, but those actions wouldnt have the slightest effect on the rights youve always had.