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Letter to the editor- Ashcroft’s new Bill of Rights


To the editor:

I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason I insist on the right to criticize her properly — James Baldwin.

We’ve got a problem! Attorney General John Ashcroft declared that any who question his authority are aiding the enemy. Where have you heard that before? Certainly not in a democracy. The U.S. Constitution and dissent are synonymous. Not true for Ashcroft, who is overshadowing the Bill of Rights with his theocratic ideology and is on the verge of undermining some of our basic civil liberties. Don’t see it that way. It takes a while for a radically new agenda to kick in.

Ron Lowe

Nevada City, Calif.

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