Different. But same. The ends don't justify the means and now we have decades of nasty and vicious precedents that allow us to inch ourselves closer and closer to committing these acts with more ease and less care. What's scary is that for the past three presidents, there have been large numbers of people that have felt uneasy and mistrustful about their own government, what they're capable of, and what they might be willing to do and try and get away with.
Don't take this the wrong way, I love this country, I appreciate our government and understand that there are many decisions with no easy answers, but knowing our national history is full of dark stories since the beginning, it's understandable why a lot of people are wary and upset.