The distressing part is just how far some in the U.S. government will go to impose their values on American citizens.
The really distressing part is just how far the US government will go to impose their values on NON-US citizens, much less their own. We have arrested the CEO of a UK company who has violated no law in his own country. His crime was of landing on US soil for a connecting flight, as the US wasn't even his destination. As a US citizen, I am ashamed of the actions of our government.