For example, the government possibly reading peoples emails - protects the country as a whole, but some people do not like this invasion of privacy.
This country was based on freedom of religion but every time we turn around someone is protesting our freedom to express our religion and religious beliefs. For instance, some don't want the word "God" mentioned in the pledge of allegiance, well I hope it stays. The Ten Commandments monument was moved from in front of a courthouse or something like that. I think these issues are not in favor of the common good of this country and are a violation of others religious beliefs.
Reading peoples e-mails does not protect the country. It only brings the country closer to authoritarianism. So your example is totally wrong.
A better example would be banning smoking in public places. Banning smoking is done for the common good but some individuals might oppose it.