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" Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. "
Memoir, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson - Seite 290
von Thomas Jefferson - 1830
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Advanced Civics: The Spirit, the Form, and the Functions of the American ...

Samuel Eagle Forman - 1915 - 458 Seiten
...constitutions ought to respond to social needs and aspirations. "Some men," says Thomas Jefferson, "look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence,...the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. But I know that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As...
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American Government in 1921: With a Consideration of the Problems of Democracy

Frank Abbott Magruder - 1921 - 460 Seiten
...not be changed, but Thomas Jefferson expresses the contrary view in the following words : " Some men ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more...what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age [of the Revolution] well. I belonged to it and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It...
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The Citadel of Freedom: A Brief Study of the Constitution and Its Builders ...

Randolph Leigh - 1923 - 234 Seiten
...into conflict with his cousin. Jefferson wrote thus of blind worship of established institutions : "Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they Marshall and Jefferson 81 did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it and labored...
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The Summons: A Journal about Law, Lawyers and Law Books, Band 1,Ausgabe 1

1920
...lands; its income, better than rents; its dignity, higher than ancestral acres.—Sam'l F. Miller. "Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant—too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than...
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Panama Canal Treaty (disposition of United States Territory): Hearing Before ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - 1977
...accompanying and following n. 155. 1 14. McDougal & Lans 536-582. 20-266 O - 78 - 26 EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of ihe covenant, too sacred to be touched . . . Let us . . . avail ourselves of our reason and experience,...
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Voter Initiative Constitutional Amendment: Hearings Before the Subcommittee ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution - 1978 - 647 Seiten
...Toward the end of his long and illustrious career, Thomas Jefferson put the same point in this way: “Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew this age well; I belonged to it, and labored with It It deserved well of its country. It was very like...
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Democratic Theories and the Constitution

Martin Edelman - 1984 - 399 Seiten
...beginning of this change was: "Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and they deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment....
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What Does It Mean to Grow Old?: Reflections from the Humanities

Thomas R. Cole - 1987 - 316 Seiten
...Jefferson, invoked during congressional debate over the 1983 Social Security amendments, are illuminating: Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well. ... It was very like the present; and forty years of experience in government is worth a century of...
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Nomination of Robert H. Bork to be Associate Justice of the Supreme ..., Teil 5

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1989
...stronger central government. You will adopt Aristotle's stance on flexibility of laws, when you say: "Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdoia more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I...
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Nomination of Robert H. Bork to be Associate Justice of the Supreme ..., Teil 3

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1989
...stronger central government. You will adopt Aristotle's stance on flexibility of laws, when you say: "Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious...sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the A-4 3761 preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment....
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