Their goals are in direct opposition to the maintenance of rights/privileges held by US citizens.
The only way to balance it out is to have an element in government with as much power as them who's job it is to maintain those rights. Basically you need the ACLU with enough juice to not be afraid of the president.
Or a president with enough nuts to do the job himself. Or a public who would vote him out if he didn't.
It all comes back to us being misinformed douchebags with no concept of what is important in government.