I tend to disagree with them on one major issue as of late and side with the current administration. I have heard Libertarians, Constitution Party members, and Democrats all complain about the "domestic spying" of monitoring communications that come into or out of this country to known foreign terrorist states.
In the 1700's, correspondence to someone in this country from a known enemy would be in the form of ink and quill writing on parchment. Today, it is via telephone and computer. I doubt that there would be any issue with intercepting such communications then. I don't have any problem with interception today, either. That is, if there is sufficient probably cause for doing so. Listening in on phone calls to a suspected terrorist or to countries such as Afghanistan are, in my opinion, fair targets. If grandma is being listened to when little Johnny calls to wish her a happy birthday, obviously that is unacceptable and should be illegal. However, when it involves known enemies of this nation, I give latitude.
The odd thing is that other past presidents have had similar programs, including Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Now that it is a Republican president, the Democrats are going ballistic and looking for blood.
A program such as this is covert by definition. Now, it has been made public, which damages the program. I know that it is an unpopular stance and that I will be accused by Constitution Party members as being a "noe-con" on this issue, but I want our country spying on terrorists. Period. From what I have heard in most media outlets I have read and heard, that is the extent of the "eavesdropping". I don't believe that for a minute, but I still want Muhammed lovers tracked and considered enemies of the state, especially when they call back to a known terrorist infested country.
Pete DuPont has a decent column on how Benjamin Franklin and the early government of this nation supported "the Constitution's original intent was that the president had the authority to take undisclosed foreign actions to protect America.".