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Nothing current or in the headlines here, just wanted to say something positive that I have not heard anyone say:

We all owe a debt of gratitude in my opinion to the much-maligned and demonized John Ashcroft. We have yet to have another attack in this country (thank God), and Ashcroft rarely receives any credit for it. His is truly a thankless task. Besides Cheney, he is the Left's favorite boogie man, and it is unfair. Under a Democrat administration, the Patriot Act would be praised as a bold new initiative to streamline law-enforcement and defend against terrorism (which it is). While tirelessly guarding against the mass murderers among us, he silently puts up with heaps of unwarranted abuse from the very people he is trying to protect.

Ashcroft is the object of a vilification campaign which is out of all proportion to his actual personality and policies. In fact, the demonization of Ashcroft seems to be in direct proportion to his essential decency and modesty. His quiet, dignified, and serious demeanor, and his refusal to address any of the slander leveled against him, makes him easy to portray as a shadowy Gestapo-like figure.

I remember quite clearly the grace and sympathy shown by Ashcroft when his opponent in his last Senatorial campaign, the then-governor of Missouri, died in a plane crash. Ashcroft embodies a certain stoic quality of middle America, and he is endearingly corny in his love of country (witness his much-ridiculed singing).

I suspect that the real reason Ashcroft is so despised by the Left is that in so many ways he represents the values, dignity, and humility of the people of the red states, the people who believe that unborn life should be protected, that marriage is not a social engineering experiment, and that God exists and has granted special blessings on America, the first nation in history to allow His children total freedom to worship Him in whatever way their conscience guides.

So hats off to Attorney General Ashcroft; he deserves the thanks of every American.







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