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The Gingrich/Paul exchange on the PATRIOT Act was entertaining and all, but did any one notice any particular policy issue in dispute?  One guy was talking about the PATRIOT Act helping prevent the destruction of a city and the other guy was talking about it violating our rights.  Okay, but what provision of the PATRIOT Act is in dispute where the stakes are saving a city vs. protecting our rights?  I’m not saying there are no policy issues where those trade/offs are present and that we might have to choose.  It is just that nobody mentioned any such policy issues.

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