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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:17 PM
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'Defense of liberty is not evil'--(article mentions Boston Protest!)
INTERVIEW: Ashcroft on 9/11 and Patriot Act critics
By Marvin Olasky
On Sept. 9 a booing and hissing crowd of about 1,200 people greeted Attorney General John Ashcroft's arrival at Faneuil Hall in Boston with fists and middle fingers upraised, cries of "Shame," and the playing of the "Imperial Death March" from the movie Star Wars. On Sept. 11 he spoke with WORLD about the criticism he has received and the USA Patriot Act

When you spoke in Boston on Tuesday, demonstrators carried signs saying "Ashcroft more evil than Steinbrenner." Did you ever expect to be seen in Boston as lower than the owner of the New York Yankees?

(Laughing) I need a picture of that sign. That's the ultimate insult from Red Sox fans. Of course, shipped Babe Ruth to New York.

Some liberals and libertarians say you're evil. Do you think it's because of specific actions you've taken or because you're identified as a Christian?

I think they are misinformed if they think we are somehow eroding or undermining liberty. We're securing liberty. There is no such thing as freedom without the ability to thwart those who would destroy freedom. The defense of liberty is not evil.

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http://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/09-20-03/opening_1....
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:46 PM
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 06:49 PM
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2. I wish they'd say otright what they think liberty is
As they're curtailing all social freedoms; the only freedom they support is corporate freedom (stealing, bribery, forced takeovers, and everything else we've come to expect from corporate america)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 07:20 PM
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:44 PM
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4. Well it is not this.
The un-washed standing up to the ruling class. And I am sure Ashcroft feels he is of the ruling class. The Raj knows how to treat us Indians. Right?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:46 PM
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5. Well it is not this.
The un-washed standing up to the ruling class. And I am sure Ashcroft feels he is of the ruling class. The Raj knows how to treat us Indians. Right?
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 10:46 PM
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6. Well it is not this.
The un-washed standing up to the ruling class. And I am sure Ashcroft feels he is of the ruling class. The Raj knows how to treat us Indians. Right?
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