I don't care what your political leanings, your religious leanings, or any other "leanings" are; but I am curious as to what you think.
Would you rather die for what you believe in -- say your rights in this country, or would you rather live and give up those rights?
See Crooks & Liars.
In my view, I would rather be a little less safe and a lot more free (but I see religion, for example, as what it is -- oppressive in said rights). I do acknowledge that there are others who are the opposite. I just see them as wanting it if -- and only if -- the limiting of rights is as exactly as they would have them, and not someone else would like to place upon them.
Food for thought.