In a world full of puny minds there occasionally emerges a great thinker. One such man was Sir Winston Churchill. From his book "The Gathering Storm" we are the beneficiaries of his wisdom for from that book we read:
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you have to fight with all of the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worst case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory for it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
At the end of this essay in Suggested Reading there is a video entitled "England warns Americans 'Don't let them take your guns'" It is nine minutes and nine seconds long ... Time well spent.