Bob Barr vs. the FBI

A conservative libertarian targets Ashcroft and Mueller for violating First Amendment

On August 28, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, John Ashcroft, who took an oath to defend the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights, told The New York Times that "suggestions that the [FBI preemptive] interviews were aimed at stifling protests were an 'outrageous distortion.' "

Hearken to George Orwell: "If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them."

Are you an inconvenient minority?

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