From time to time I can see the need for government to conduct undercover operations. But only in matters that really threaten our national interest. And only those interests that impact our life or liberty. But there are now at least 40 federal agencies conducting undercover operations with little to no oversight or accountability. Militarized agencies than can use this unfettered power to target political enemies and feather their own nests. This from a government that a significant majority of Americans no longer trusts.
From the New York Times:
The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.