John Ashcroft Quotes

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

Conflict Quotes, Law Quotes, Vision Quotes

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.

Risk Quotes, Thought Quotes

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

Banks Quotes, Security Quotes


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.

Risk Quotes, Security Quotes

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.

Freedom Quotes, Respect Quotes

Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't. There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose.

Reform Quotes

The new rule says that the FBI has the right to go to public places on the same terms and conditions as other members of the public for counter-terrorism purposes.

Purpose Quotes

We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed.

American Quotes, Change Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Nature Quotes

All of us want to have meaning in our lives and want to feel like we're doing something that makes a difference. I believe we're doing that in the Justice Department.

Justice Quotes

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

Strength Quotes, Effort Quotes

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

Cooperation Quotes

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

Children Quotes, Challenge Quotes, Ability Quotes

It doesn't help to wait until something happens and then prosecute the offenders, especially if it's the idea of the offender to extinguish himself in the commission of the crime.

Help Quotes

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

Change Quotes, Great Quotes

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

Change Quotes