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By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

A trustee has a responsibility to guard the assets of others with a higher degree of care than he does his own.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

If America is to be great in the future, it will be if we understand that our source is not civic and temporal, but our source is godly and eternal.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond our shores was one world of risk and the world in our continent was another world of risk

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

There is a concern that the Internet could be used to commit crimes and that advanced encryption could disguise such activity. However, we do not provide the government with phone jacks outside our homes for unlimited wiretaps. Why, then, should we grant government the Orwellian capability to listen at will and in real time to our communications across the Web?

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

If necessity is the mother of invention, it's the father of cooperation. And we're cooperating like never before.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't. There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

What we learned on September 11 is that the unthinkable is now thinkable in the world

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

I decided this early on at Justice: if the traditional way was the most effective way of doing something, then we'd maintain it. But if it was not functioning at optimum levels, we would be doing the country a disservice by continuing to do things "like we've always done them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

The charges of the hysterics are revealed for what they are: castles in the air built on misrepresentation, supported by unfounded fear, held aloft by hysteria.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Only God, no other kings!

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

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

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

The worst mistake a boss can make is not to say 'well done'.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

By tearing down the wall between law enforcement and the intelligence community, we have been able to share information in a way that was virtually impossible before the Patriot Act.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

We're going to protect and honor the Constitution, and I don't have the authority to set it aside.... If I had the authority to set it aside, this would be a dangerous government, and I wouldn't respect it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

To those who scare peace loving people with phantoms of lost liberty, my message is this: your tactics aid terrorists for they erode our national unity and diminish our resolve. They give ammunition to America's enemies and pause to America's friends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

A calculated, malignant, devastating evil has arisen in our world, ... Civilization cannot ignore the wrongs that have been done. America will not tolerate their being repeated. Justice has a new mission, a new calling against an old evil.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Nothing remains great without a capacity to change and to accommodate the conditions of a changing world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

Christianity is a faith in which God sent his Son to die for you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Nothing that we have authorized conflicts with any law regarding privacy or any provision of the constitution.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

Any citizen who's offended ... can leave the service.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

The FBI has long been a part of the security for the nation's banks because bank robberies have been a priority

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Leaders select noble objectives and pursue them with such intensity that others join them. ... The greatest of all leaders from this perspective was Jesus Christ. ....May your choices be so powerful and magnetic that you'll draw people toward life (Duet. 30:19, ...therefore choose life.-) rather than death, blessing rather than cursing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

What did John Ashcroft say about moderates, he said, quote, there are two things you find in the middle of the road, a moderate and a dead skunk and I don't want to be either.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

Do not allow your sorrow or your rage to become hostility toward people on the basis of their ethnicity or their religious views. That is unacceptable; it is out of bounds, and if you break the law, we will prosecute you for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

[Ashcroft vowed to] spare no effort to preserve the rights of all our citizens to pledge allegiance to the American flag.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

There's nothing more rewarding or important than to be involved in God's work of redemption.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Our priorities should be: recognizing the voice of God and responding to the voice of God.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

Civilized people - Muslims, Christians and Jews - all understand that the source of freedom and human dignity is the Creator.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

The Internet provides very serious challenges to our ability to keep from children the kinds of things that are destructive to them

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

Frankly, the president, during the first opportunity I had to be in a Cabinet meeting, before we started the meeting, he said, Folks, before we begin this meeting, I'm going to call on General Ashcroft and ask him invite the wisdom and presence of God in what we do. And I thought to myself how ashamed I'd been that so many times in my life I had entered upon great important tasks and I had cheated myself and those that I had served of a blessing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

We must embrace the power of faith, but we must never confuse politics and piety. For me, may I say that it is against my religion to impose my religion.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

The goal of terror is not traditional territorial enlargement; rather the war target of the terrorist is the dismemberment of the will of the community it terrorizes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

An FBI agent ought to be able to surf the net and look for sites that instruct people how to make bombs.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

The FBI. is a massive culture. It's been a culture that served America well, and it's been focused on prosecution. But what we need in terms of terrorism is prevention.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

The transmission of values from one generation to the next is the single most important task of the society. ...What am I doing to shape the values of the society?

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

[The war on terrorism isn't a religious war, but] a defense of our right to make moral choices, to seek fellowship with God that is chosen and not commanded.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Sometimes the act of walking in the face of the elements helps us come to grips with reality. Or it simply exhausts us to the point of seeing the futility of resisting reality and the futility of denial.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution, find ways to do things that will elevate our security, reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

This view of the text comports with the all but unanimous understanding of the Founding Fathers.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Ashcroft

Reasonable regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Ashcroft

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Ashcroft

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