I have to admit I have mixed feelings about this whole thing. On one hand, I am not at all comfortable with the level of surveillance we're all under as American citizens. I didn't like it when word leaked about Bush administration agencies spying on the peace movement and I don't like the idea of the current administration's intelligence agencies monitoring political groups on either side. If it's politically motivated, it's worse.
Then there's the other hand. The bombing in Oklahoma city woke a lot of people up. The fevered pitch some of these protests and loudmouths speaking out against the Obama presidency has a lot of people worried that we're heading toward another disaster. Is it such a terrible idea to keep tabs on extremists on either side of the political spectrum? I'm not sure. I know how I feel from an idealogical standpoint, but I'm not sure where I stand from a personal one.