"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."John Ashcroft on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."John Ashcroft on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."John Ashcroft on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."John Ashcroft on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."John Ashcroft on Abraham Lincoln
"We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed."