Now, our political environment is so fractured that a group of conservatives are attacking the sitting Administration (which is closest aligned to their general interests) on what they call the eroding of civil liberties.
From the HuffPo
Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr, who led the effort to impeach President Clinton, is one of the organizers of the effort, called the American Freedom Agenda. Others are David Keene of the American Conservative Union, writer and conservative direct mail pioneer Richard Viguerie, and constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who served in the Reagan administration as associate deputy attorney general.
In these charged political times, Machiavelli would have no idea how to elucidate a stance on friends and enemies.