"There has to be a balance between self-determination and the common good. "
And if that balance is lost and unrecoverable?
Do you determine what that "balance" is?
Who determines what the "common good" is? You? Obama?
I would have said the Constitution of the United States determined it. Those in federal power completely and utterly and totally disregard that social contract with The People. When is it that The People can declare the contract breeched and broken? Never? When the Attorney General grants permission? That is totalitarianism.
Serious questions. I would like to hear the answers.