I think most Americans do not understand the Constitution. It’s all because each one of them believes that the Constitution prohibits that which they think should be prohibited, and permits that which they think should be permitted.

Hugo Black (1886-1971) American politician and jurist, US Supreme Court Justice (1937-71)
Newsweek, interview (9 Dec 1968)
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