The text of John

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January 13, 2001 2:03 a.m.

The text of John Ashcroft’s speech at Bob Jones University was pretty disappointing if you were expecting any wacko fireworks.

Ashcroft wasn’t guilty of any racially tinged remarks. But he was guilty of bad history. Ashcroft said the American colonists routinely told emissaries from King George III, “We have no king but Jesus” when they were asked to pay taxes.

Hmmmm…  Talking Points spent the better part of his twenties studying this stuff, and his verdict is: no, not a common revolutionary battle cry.

Where’d they get this guy from?

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