King Ashcroft? Attorney General Shows Contempt For Rule of Law

October 1, 2002 12:00 am

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WASHINGTON – In response to Attorney General John Ashcroft’s appeal to prosecutors today to do “”whatever it takes”” to get suspected terrorists off the streets, American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero said:

    Americans want to be both safe and free, but John Ashcroft wants us to choose one and discard the other. The trouble with Ashcroft’s no-holds-barred strategy is that it entails an unnecessary trade-off between freedom and safety, as if by giving up the blessings of liberty we could save lives.

    If you dare question the attorney general, he questions your patriotism. Is he Attorney General Ashcroft or King Ashcroft?

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