The first American to resist may lose his/her life. Maybe some more. If so they will become martyrs, and we all know what happens to a cause in the wake of martyrdom. My mind is made up already. I am 69 years old, I've had a full and wonderful life, my family will be financially secure without me, and I do not fear death. I fear living in fear much more. My wife and I, my pastor and I, have discussed this. As I have said before, I believe that having your mind made up and having a plan is the only way to get through it when the wolf is at your door. It's very late to make a decision and create a mindset when you hear the howl. And, getting through it may not mean surviving physically. It may mean dying with honor, and not shame. But, there are things that are more important than life. Freedom and liberty are a couple that quickly come to mind.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time by the blood of patriots and tyrants." (my emphasis). Thomas Jefferson