Justice William O. DouglasJustice William O. Douglas, (1898-1980), U. S. Supreme Court Justice

Justice William O. Douglas Quote

“We recognize the force of the argument that the effects of war under modern conditions may be felt in the economy for years and years, and that if the war power can be used in days of peace to treat all the wounds which war inflicts on our society, it may not only swallow up all other powers of Congress but largely obliterate the Ninth and the Tenth Amendments as well.”

Justice William O. DouglasJustice William O. Douglas
~ Justice William O. Douglas

delivering the opinion of the Supreme Court, Woods v. Cloyd W. Miller Co., 333 U.S. 138, 143-144 (1948).

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

This is one of two areas where the Constitution has been relegated to the sidelines and made irrelevant. We are now just a division of the (immoral and corrupt) UN. We are sending kids to die without a declaration of war for the purposes of a NWO. It has to stop. Restore the Republic and Nullify the Fed.

jim k, Austin, Tx

I'm with J on this one. We need to get out of the Communist controlled UN before it's too late.

Mary - MI
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Mary - MI    4/30/12

The War Powers Act of 1933 is still in existence today and totally runs counter to the U.S. Constitution.

E Archer, NYC

And that is exactly what has happened. Yes, the nation has been in a constant state of emergency since 1933. And to make sure that war is constant, everything the government does is called a war -- war on drugs, war on terrorism, war on everything -- as George Carlin used to say, "Why? Because we like war! We are a war-like people. We like war because we are good at it. And we have to be -- we aren't very good at anything else, we can't make a TV or a VCR ..." The USA has been taken over from within by using 'war' as the justification for everything.

Rita, WA
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Rita, WA    4/30/12

I agree with all comments above.

Mike, Norwalk

There are 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution? ? ?

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

The constitution is not up to addressing the problems of contemporary life. It is in need of much cultivation and growth as the life process itself. Its existence should be more integrated into the psychological core of the individual citizen. The structure and design of the constitution should be a daily topic addressed by each and every American citizen. The typical regard and understanding of the constitution is the evidence of the validity of my statement. Socialism is the challenge to create a model American citizen.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 2/12/24

Sillik, obviously your prideful ignorance and religious fervor are showing again. Individual sovereigns are not to have a master that god's over them with rules that are contrary to nature's laws (such as socialism). The States united is a federal joining of individual nations, NOT ! ! ! to cultivate or grow individual sovereigns' psychological, social or religious (such as socialism) regard or understanding. Socialism is antithetical to love, truth, human dignity, wealth creation, peace, mental well being and all else that is natural to nature's law.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown
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Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown Mike, Norwalk 2/14/24

On the contrary Mike Norwalk Socialism is antithetical to recreational sex and drugs, lying, human degradation, stealing, war, and craziness that is described and demonstrated each and every day in our present daily lives. The Socialist wants simply to sit down in a national spot light and discuss this actual situation that you, Mr misguided Mike Norwalk simply won't admit because of your poor mental health state. Socialism is the challenge of social abilities to create an improved mental condition for all.


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