Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980): "When a legislature undertakes to proscribe the exercise of a citizen's constitutional rights it acts lawlessly and the citizen can take matters into his own hands and proceed on the basis that such a law is no law at all."
Economist Walter E. Williams: "In Philadelphia, where I grew up, students who posed severe disciplinary problems were removed. ... Whether or not there are resources to help them is not the issue. The critical issue is whether they should be permitted to make education impossible for students who are capable of learning. It's a policy question similar to: What do you do when you have both drunken drivers and sober drivers on the road? The first order of business is to get the drunken drivers off the road. Whether there are resources available to help the drunks is, at best, a secondary issue."
Comedian Argus Hamilton: "Brooklyn Nets' Jason Collins became the first openly gay player to play in the NBA Sunday, making sports history. The media went wild. Being a Democrat means believing that Jason Collins' sex life is everybody's business while insisting Bill Clinton's sex life is nobody's business."