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Patriot Act

I supported the Patriot Act because I believe this piece of legislation effectively balances keeping our nation safe while still protecting our civil liberties.  September 11th taught us that we cannot be passive in our intelligence gathering efforts.  The Patriot Act gives intelligence gatherers the tools and resources necessary to protect us from ever having to experience another attack on home soil.  However, I am concerned with the current Administration's use of surveillance techniques without having prior judicial review.