John Ashcroft Quotes

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John Ashcroft Quotes

An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.
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The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.

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People who commit crimes should be responsible for those crimes. It doesn't matter whether they're priests or ministers or atheists.

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All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference. I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department.

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I feel the best way to ensure Americans' freedom is to tighten restrictions on that freedom in any way possible. Only through wiretaps, illegal searches and seizures, unfettered government intrusion, a controlled media and a complete crackdown on free speech can we ensure the liberties of all people.

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To me, failure is not fatal unless you quit; getting knocked down is not embarrassing unless you allow it to keep you down.

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How sad, that the group with the most access to the truth chose in several strategic instances to look the other way.

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People want to see other people who have 'non-negotiables,' things for which they're willing to say, 'This is it' we take our stand right here.' That's a leadership quality which people respect.

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For the first time in a long time, our leaders in Washington understand what Americans of all religious backgrounds have long held to be true: through faith, all things are possible.

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We must not descend to the level of those who perpetrated Tuesday's violence by targeting individuals based on their race, their religion, or their national origin. Such reports of violence and threats are in direct opposition to the very principles and laws of the United States and will not be tolerated.

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We are a nation called to defend freedom - a tradition that is not a grant of any government or document, but is an endowment from God.

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I think all we should legislate is morality.

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In this new war, our enemy's platoons infiltrate our borders, quietly blending in with visiting tourists, students, and workers. They move unnoticed through our cities, neighborhoods, and public spaces. They wear no uniforms. Their camouflage is not forest green, but rather it is the color of common street clothing. Their tactics rely on evading recognition at the border and escaping detection within the United States. Their terrorist mission is to defeat America, destroy our values and kill innocent people.

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Every medium by which people communicate can be subject to exploitation by those with illegal intentions. Nevertheless, this is no reason to hand Big Brother the keys to unlock our e-mail diaries, open our ATM records, read our medical records, or translate our international communications.

— John Ashcroft

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