America is engaged in a global war on terrorism and I stand behind President Bush's efforts to keep America safe. That is why I have worked for and supported initiatves I support the Patriot Act and increased funding for efforts to take the war to terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Like the President, I believe that it is better to fight the terrorists where they plan their evil rather than on our home soil.
We must find a domestic source of oil that is both stable and cost-efficient. The United States is much too dependent upon foreign oil and gasoline, and this dependence upon foreign suppliers places us in a dangerous position. We need to explore, to open up new areas that have, until now, been protected by environmentalists. We also need to look for alternative sources of energy. It is no longer just you and I competing--we are now contending with other nations on a global scale. Our national security hinges on our ability to be successful.