John Ashcroft

John Ashcroft


Author Profession: US Public Servant
Born: May 09, 1942
Age: 74 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus


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

We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington, we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort.

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

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

The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.

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

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

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

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

There is no priority higher than the prevention of terrorism.

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.

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

I don't play full court anymore. I just play half-court.

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

It's a different world.

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.

Reasonable regulations regarding the ownership of weapons are appropriate.

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

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.

The path we have chosen is constitutional.

If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original. Peter Falk

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day. Matt Damon

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