The people expressing all of the righteous indignation in this thread remind me of a guy I used to work with.
He was absolutely outraged when the Homeland Security Act of 2002 was passed. He was ranting about it one day at lunch, and he said he would rather see a plane go down every month than see this bill passed because it was such an egregious violation of everybody's civil rights.
I didn't think "Wow, he sure feels strongly about this". Instead, I thought "What a ****ing asshole".
99.99% of the time the end does NOT justify the means. But sometimes it does.