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Sen. John Ashcroft
1942 -

Attorney General of the United States in the administration of George W. Bush, former Republican senator and governor of Missouri


Leaders who suggest they can separate their private lives and their public actions are wrong. Morality is not divisible.

Jan. 30, 1998 - from a speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee
On moral issue after moral issue, we have cut and run, when we needed to stand and fight.

Jan. 30, 1998 - from a speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee
The National Standards for United States History do not mention Robert E. Lee, Paul Revere's midnight ride, and did not mention the Wright Brothers or Thomas Edison. Who made the grade with the revisionists, the educationalists, the liberals who wanted to rewrite history? Well, Mansa Musa, a 14th-century African king, and the Indian chief Speckled Snake had prominent display, but not these others.

Oct. 27, 1997 - quoted in the Washington Times