"We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."John Ashcroft on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."John Ashcroft on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."John Ashcroft on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."John Ashcroft on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."John Ashcroft on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."