Moral checks and balances mean the same as moral constraints. Everyone in society is naturally a member of this large group and so should abide by the laws, regulations, and rules, and by this large group’s rules and customs. Society is a large group made up of various small and medium-sized groups and micro-sized groups. These relatively smaller groups naturally form, and membership is exclusive. For example, people are born into groups, such as clan or family. People also join these groups and, after joining them, become a part of them. For example, schools, work units, industry organizations, mentoring relationships, and academic groups, as well as religious organizations, the military, political parties, and gangs. Once you join these types of groups, you might be able to withdraw, or you might not. If the joiner does not withdraw, then he is subject to the group and must abide by its articles of association, rules, and discipline.