2016 America's Party presidential candidate
"I read once in a law book, 'a slave is a human being who is legally not a person but a thing.' And if the safeguards to liberty are broken down, as is now attempted, when they have made slaves of all the free negroes, how long, think you, before they will begin to make things of poor white men?"
-- Abraham Lincoln, May, 1856, first convention of the Illinois Republican Party
"No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law."
-- The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
"No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
-- The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution