Sign the Petition to Stop…

Sign the Petition to Stop Ashcroft

From Howard Dean’s blog. Wow, a major Presidential candidate taking dead aim at Ashcroft’s grotesque policies.

In other words, we now have a Democrat who is talking and acting like a Democrat.

“Today, John Ashcroft begins a national tour promoting an extension of the USA Patriot Act. Sign the petition to stop Ashcroft’s erosion of our civil rights. Add your name to the Stop Ashcroft petition, and pass it on to your friends, family, and co-workers. We will deliver your names and your comments to the Attorney General.

The petition reads as follows:

To John Ashcroft

Stop compromising our freedoms. Stop eroding our basic civil rights. Stop trying to teach our neighbors to spy on each other, and American communities to mistrust each other.

I will not stand for your using fear to threaten what it means to be an American.

The rule of law and due process are at the heart of the American tradition. There is no contradiction between protecting the country from terrorism and ensuring the protection of our basic civil liberties every step of the way.”