„I am left to defend the 'dead' Constitution.“

—  Antonin Scalia, On a living Constitution: Speech at Marquette University in Milwaukee (13 March 2001).
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„That God of the clergymen, He is for me as dead as a doornail. But am I an atheist for all that?“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
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