The Constitution deals with substance, not shadows.
Cummings v. State of Missouri, 71 U. S. 277, 325 (1866).
The present assault on capital is but the beginning. It will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich—a war constantly growing in intensity and bitterness.Stephen Johnson Field
When judges shall be obliged to go armed, it will be time for the courts to be closed.Stephen Johnson Field