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#1. The idea that the police cannot ask questions of the person that knows most about the crime is an infamous decision. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#2. A written constitution guides and directs the application of law in a way utterly unlike oral guidance. It reminds us that the certainty and consistency of legal application is essential. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#3. President Reagan, expanding on President Lincoln's phrase, referred to America as 'the last, best hope of man on Earth.' But this last, best hope is beginning to fade. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#4. It should be remembered that the president cannot, by executive order, do things that affects the public at large unless there is some Congressional basis for it. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#5. In the course of his ongoing crusade for Medicaid expansion, Ohio governor John Kasich has suggested that Ronald Reagan, Saint Peter, and God Himself all would support his plan to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#6. The Black Panthers was what we would call today a criminal gang that was formed by Huey Newton. Now, interestingly enough, I knew Huey Newton before he formed the Black Panthers. He was a student of mine when I was a teacher, instructor at Oakland City College back in the very early 1960s. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#7. Nicaragua is fast becoming a terrorist country club. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#8. A Supreme Court decision does not establish a "supreme law of the land" that is binding on all persons and parts of government, henceforth and forevermore. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#9. Constitutional interpretation is not the business of the Court only, but also properly the business of all branches of government. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#10. In 'The Heritage Guide to the Constitution,' you find a most remarkable collection of scholarly work. Over a hundred people have contributed to explaining what the Constitution says, what it means, how it has been interpreted over the years, and how it is important to people today. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#11. As a former U.S. attorney general under President Reagan, and a former Ohio secretary of state, we would like to say something that might strike some as obvious: Those who oppose photo voter-ID laws and other election-integrity reforms are intent on making it easier to commit vote fraud. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#12. I've been in several situations where police officers and district attorneys have had the cooperation of people in the news media without either endangering the reporter or compromising their sources. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#13. An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home, has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives, and shows slides. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#14. As Alexander Hamilton said in 'The Federalist Papers,' law is about the exercise of judgment and not will. Judicial activism is best understood as substituting judicial opinion for the command of law. The law is not an infinitely malleable tool. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#15. In most countries, you have a monarch or some other principal person to whom its officers and its military swear their allegiance. Our officials in this country and our military swear allegiance to the Constitution. We say that when we say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#16. Ascribing racial animus to people who are trying to safeguard democratic integrity is a crude yet effective political tactic that obscures the truth. But there's something even worse than name-calling: legal interference from Washington with valid laws. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#17. Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation on Thursday, leaves a dismal legacy at the Justice Department, but one of his legal innovations was especially pernicious: the demonizing of state attempts to ensure honest elections. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#18. I was attorney general; my name is Meese. I say, go to college. Don't carry a piece. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#19. The implication that everyone would have to accept its judgments uncritically, that it was a decision from which there could be no appeal, was astonishing. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#20. Expanding a failing, big-government program that reduces flexibility for the states and traps generations of Americans in dependency is not consistent with the kind of conservative solutions that Reagan sought during his terms as governor of California and president of the United States. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#21. You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#22. Pastors can lead the way in motivating the faithful to wise stewardship of their citizenship responsibilities. Without a healthy culture and civil society, limited government and ordered liberty will be impossible. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#23. You don't have many suspects who are innocent of a crime. That's contradictory. If a person is innocent of a crime, then he is not a suspect. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#24. [Nuclear war] ... may not be desirable. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#25. America was founded to be a beacon of liberty, particularly religious liberty. The framers of our Constitution sought to preserve religious liberty to such an extent that they made it the first right protected in the Bill of Rights. - Author: Edwin Meese
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#26. Since the '86 amnesty, the number of illegal immigrants has quadrupled. That should teach Congress a very important lesson: Amnesty 'bends' the rule of law. And bending the rule of law to reach a 'comprehensive' deal winds up provoking wholesale breaking of the law. - Author: Edwin Meese
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