„For instance, I have never believed that Jesus Christ would approve either abortions or the death penalty, but I obeyed such Supreme Court decisions to the best of my ability, at the same time attempting to minimize what I considered to be their adverse impact.“

—  Jimmy Carter, Post-Presidency, Our Endangered Values (2005), Page 57
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„Now the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken. Let there be no doubt, while I strongly disagree with the court's decision, I accept it.“

—  Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948
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„On May 17, 1954, the Constitution of the United States was destroyed because of the Supreme Court’s decision. You are not obliged to obey the decisions of any court which are plainly fraudulent sociological considerations.“

—  James Eastland American politician 1904 - 1986
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„I acknowledge myself a unitarian — Believing that the Father alone, is the supreme God, and that Jesus Christ derived his Being, and all his powers and honors from the Father.“

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„Not badly, considering I was seated between Jesus Christ and Napoleon.“

—  David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945
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„I don't like the death penalty, although if there is one case where there should be an execution, the fairest case would be for Saddam. But I would never wish for that.“

—  Хатами, Мохаммад Iranian prominent reformist politician, scholar and shiite faqih. 1943
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„I never felt that my dedication to military service was a violation of my faith in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.“

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„It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt.“

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