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John Ashcroft can't catch terrorists, prosecutes greenpeace?

In 2002, Greenpeace held a protest against a cargo ship smuggling illegal mahogany wood from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest into a Miami port. In swift response, Attorney General John Ashcroft prosecuted Greenpeace, and leveled no charges at the smugglers.

John Ashcroft went to extraordinary lengths, digging up an obscure 1872 law against "sailormongering" a law designed to prevent brothel owners from boarding ships and luring sailors to their establishments.

John Ashcroft failed to get one conviction out of the more than 5000 terrorist suspects and had little success imposing his right-wing Christian values. Ironically, he repeatedly violated the Constitution including over-turning voter approved measures protected under "State Rights" part of constitution which says anything not addressed in the Constitution shall fall to the state level.

His efforts as attorney general were focused on attempting to impose the right-wing Christian agenda his financial backers believed in. Sadly, these actions were taken against Constitutional voter-approved laws relating to euthanasia, medical marijuana, and gay marriage.


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When was the constitution signed?

The U.S. Constitution was finalized, signed, and forwarded to Congress by the members of the Constitutional Congress in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787.

Before the Constitution, the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union" had been in place to hold the American Colonies together ever since 1778.

Reference: http://www.fdrs.org/when_was_the_constitution_written.html

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When were women given the right to vote in the united states?

In 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed giving the right of women to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment prohibits state and federal government from denying the right to vote to vote by any citizen because of their sex.


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