Here is Col. Pat Lang (regular Army, ret.) on how everyone wants to make their own choices and how often that is antithetical to the mindset of the American Imperial audience.
And this is Dr. Duncan Black (Ph.D, and dirty fucking hippie) with a take that comes at it from the point of view of a citizen and human being.
I hope that we are not so indoctrinated (Lang) that we can't see that the second (Atrios), that small, quiet voice, promises a much higher quality of life. That would be true both within and among nation states.