The Patriot Act was a lie sold to the American people. It was advertised as an anti-terrorism bill, but has been mainly used to drag out the failed war on drugs. Furthermore, it has not prevented a single terrorist attack. Lastly, under no circumstances should the rights of American citizens be violated through the bulk collection of data for the purpose of "protecting the country". The day a piece of legislation like the Patriot Act is effective in preventing terrorism is the day I will actually minimally consider rescinding my 4th amendment rights for the sake of protecting the country.