Interestingly, Ashcroft did not used to be quite so uppity about the government’s right to be able to spy on everyone. When Clinton was the one alleged to be doing the spying he was quite indignant.
In order to guarantee that the United States meets the challenge of this new means of commerce, communication, and education, government must be careful not to interfere. We should not harness the Internet with a confusing array of intrusive regulations and controls. [thanks daniel]