The latest inductee into the Hall of Famous Missourians has looked on as a bust of him was unveiled at a Capitol Rotunda ceremony. Former Missouri Governor, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft has been honored. In his comments, Ashcroft spoke of freedom and security in a time of heightened awareness, saying the two are completely compatible. Ashcroft went on to praise those have entered the world of politics, saying without politics there is no freedom. He adds disagreement over issues sharpens us to help human potential reach the top. Ashcroft is the 25th person to be honored in the Hall of Famous Missourians. Other famous Show-Me Staters include President Harry S Truman, cartoonist Walt Disney, businessman J.C. Penney, baseball great Stan Musial, and sportscaster Jack Buck.
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