Born 9 May 1942, in Chicago, Mr Ashcroft grew up in Springfield, Missouri, where his family had moved to be nearer to the world headquarters of the Assembly of God Church. His father was a minister in the church, and a dominant influence on the young John Ashcroft, who attended Hillcrest High School in Springfield.In his book, Lessons from a Father to his Son, Mr Ashcroft said he woke up every morning hearing "the magisterial wake-up call" of his father's prayers. - BBC News Profile
Appointed, Attorney General, February 1, 2001
Senator, United States Senate, 1995-2001
Candidate, United States Senate, 2000 - lost to a dead person – see below
Governor of Missouri, 1985-1993
Attorney General of Missouri, 1976-1985
Assistant Attorney General of Missouri, 1975-1976
State Auditor of Missouri, 1973-1975
Republican Nominee for US House, 1972.
Missourians handed John Ashcroft a dubious historical distinction Tuesday, making him the first senator ever to be defeated by a dead man. Late governor Mel Carnahan, riding an eleventh-hour surge of St. Louis city votes, led Ashcroft 50-49 percent with 86 percent of precincts reporting. Major news organizations nationwide were calling the race for Carnahan. Mel Carnahan died in a plane wreck while campaigning on Oct. 16. Roger Wilson, who became governor after the crash, said he would appoint Jean Carnahan if Mel Carnahan outpolled Ashcroft. The first lady later said she would accept the term which would expire under state law in 2002. Ashcroft ousted
The attorney general of the United States said, "Islam is a religion in which God requires you to send your son to die for him. Christianity is a faith in which God sends his son to die for you."
ASHCROFT'S DRAPED STATUE - by all the top cartoonists.
Walter Cronkite compares Ashcroft to Tomas de Torquemada - the 15th century Dominican friar who became the grand inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. The new Inquisition
[Found in an article by Judy Bachrach in the current issue of Vanity Fair]
In his 2 1/2 years in office, Attorney General John Ashcroft has earned himself
a remarkable distinction as the Torquemada of American law. Tomas de
Torquemada was the 15th century Dominican friar who became the grand
inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition. He was largely responsible for its methods,
including torture and the burning of heretics - Muslims in particular. The
new Inquisition -
By Walter Cronkite - Denver Post, September 21, 2003
Archbishop Ashcroft - Attorney General John Ashcroft on Wednesday issued what
he called 'Justice Department Indulgences' to the entire White House staff for
any crimes that may have been committed since 1965.
"Today in my weekly broadband chat with Jesus Christ, I was told to forgive the White House and all of its staff from any laws that may have been broken and to give each person this special orange indulgence card. Ashcroft Issues Indulgences
Bush, Ashcroft Celebrate Thanksgiving with Proposal for "Updated" Bill of Rights
The Two Faces of John Ashcroft - John Ashcroft has now been shoved down our throats as the U.S. Attorney General. He has always supported a Ultra Right Conservative Christian position especially when it comes to Church and State issues. It is apparent from the data collected, that the first amendment may be in danger from his past and future actions.
Who needs terrorists when we have John Ashcroft to scare us out of our pants? The way the attorney general detonated the “dirty bomber” case this week completes his metamorphosis from a common press hog to a genuine fear monger. That Ashcroft insisted that he had to scoop all the other terror warriors (Mssrs. Mueller, Wolfowitz and Thompson) and make the announcement about Jose Padilla, a.k.a. Abdullah Al Muhajir, in a panicky performance from Moscow shows what a camera-moth Ashcroft is. John Ashcroft: Minister of Fear
Much like the Nazis in Casablanca, John Ashcroft enjoys a good song -- as long
as people remember their place.
Even before September 11, Attorney General John Ashcroft was a disaster waiting to happen. An evangelical fanatic with an agenda, Ashcroft was a man with a dream, or perhaps we should call it a vision, or perhaps it would be more accurately described as an undeniable mandate from God. rotten > Library > John Ashcroft
v. the Constitution - Giving the FBI a ‘Blank Warrant’
Village Voice, November 26th, 2001 4:45 PM
To understand the extraordinary powers being sought by U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft under the rubric of anti-terrorism legislation, one must know the process by which the Nazi emergency measures, the Notverordnungen, were established in early 1933, on the pretext of the Reichstag fire.Ashcroft Seeks Hitler-Style Dictatorship Measures by Edward Spannaus
Bush's borrowing liberally from Hitler's play book was not lost on Germany's former Justice Minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin, who last September said Bush wanted a war with Iraq to divert attention from domestic problems. She added, "That's a popular method. Even Hitler did that." Bush and Hitler, the Unappetizing Similarities
Early in August, Ashcroft proposed a Camp that would allow him to order indefinite incarceration of U.S citizens, stripping them of their constitutional rights and access to attorneys, merely by declaring them to be enemy combatants, His proposal is related to two test cases. That of Jose Padilla and Yaser Hamdi, who are both U.S> citizens, and are being held incommunicado without charges. It is quite clear that this action runs counter to constitutional guarantees and is frighteningly similar to the fascistic tactics of Hitler.Hitler...Bush...listen, there are some eerie parallels
In mid-August 2002 U.S. Attorney-General John Ashcroft announced a plan that would give him the legal right to order the indefinite incarceration of U.S. citizens and remove from them their constitutional rights and access to the courts by declaring them "enemy combatants". Ashcroft Following Nazi Example
“An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation. We must take steps to insure our domestic security and protect our homeland." Sound familiar? Which of the following made the above quote: President George W. Bush, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Homeland Security Czar Tom Ridge, or Secretary of State Colin Powell? Homeland Security: Hitler Redux By Kirt R. Poovey
Our Big Brother, John Ashcroft
The protections of the Fourth Amendment are clear. The right to protection from unlawful searches is an indivisible American value. Two hundred years of court decisions have stood in defense of this fundamental right. The state's interest in effective crime-fighting should never vitiate the citizens' Bill of Rights.KEEP BIG BROTHER'S HANDS OFF THE INTERNET - By Senator John Ashcroft
Attorney General John Ashcroft stated under oath, through one of his deputies, that admitted, U.S. Federal Judge James M. Ideman attempted to murder, with the help of two U.S. Marshals, filmmaker Gyorgy Fodor. However, Judge Ideman and his co-conspirators, including Chief Justice Rehnquist, trying to cover up these capital crimes, are nonetheless protected by the Doctrine of Judicial Immunity. Such stance of General Ashcroft places him alongside Otto Thierack, Adolf Hitler's Reich Minister of Justice. Indeed, Reich Minister Thierack and General Ashcroft have both brought the Judiciary under the direct control of the State. Such criminal conduct is a crime against humanity. ashcroftmustgo.com
John Ashcroft - US Minister of Fear - a list of articles about JA
John Ashcroft - Wikipedia
Ashcroft bill of rights
Oh, John Ashcroft is the new A.G.,
A fact that we find quite scary.
The Fourth Reich is Ashcroft's goal.
Let 'em know! Let 'em know! Let 'em know!
He's glad to clamp down on your right
To speak your own mind and to fight.
Don't want to be Bush's ho's,
Let 'em know! Let 'em know! Let 'em know!
When he really gets up to speed,
He will take us up to heaven's door,
He's got every thing he could need:
Crisco and old Christian lore!
He's dangerous and so creepy.
He hopes everyone is sleepy.
Not a Bushie? Then you're a foe.
Let 'em know! Let 'em know! Let 'em know!
Let 'Em Know! Let 'Em Know!
Let 'Em Know!
(Sung to the tune of "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Vaughn Monroe)
Guest song parody by Darrell Decker
Well, I was feelin' sad and feelin' blue,
I didn't know what in the world I was gonna do,
Them Terrorists they wus comin' around,
They wus in the air,
They wus on the ground.
They wouldn't gimme no peace. . .
So I run down most hurriedly
And joined up with the John Ashcroft Society,
I got me a secret membership card
And started off a-walkin' down the road.
Yee-hoo, I'm a real John Ashcrofter now!
Look out you Terrorists!
Now we all agree with Hitlers' views,
Although he killed six million Jews.
It don't matter too much that he was a Fascist,
At least you can't say he was a Terrorist!
That's to say like if you got a cold you take a shot of malaria.
Talkin' John Ashcroft Paranoid Blues
Fiore Presents: Patriot Act Summer Tour - animated cartoon
John Ashcroft and his wife Janet arrive at the U.S. Supreme Court for his swearing-in ceremony. John and Janet Ashcroft have three children: Martha, John and Andrew, and one grandchild, Jimmy Patterson.
Janet Ashcroft: In her own words
Our daughter, Martha Patterson, is 32 and living in Kansas City with her husband and our grandchild (who is the most spectacular grandchild in the world). Our son Jay (we call him "Jay" to distinguish him from his dad — his first name is John) is 28, an engineer and is teaching at Forrest Park Community College in St. Louis. And our son Andy is 24 and in the Navy and stationed in Jacksonville, Fla.
The events of September 11 have led to such a return to the need for faith. I don’t think John’s going to be criticized for having a Bible study in his office before work time anymore.
"John is a man of such principle that — and I'm an American citizen, too. This is the kind of man I want in the attorney general's office. He is a man of integrity and decency and honesty, and compassion." - abcnews.go.com
Attorney General Janet Ashcroft?
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