Go read these two entries at Sipsey Street:
Citizens, Not Subjects
Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms
After you read the Declaration aloud today (you were planning to do so, right?), read also this quote from Winston Churchill:
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 will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.
Think hard this day on the burdens you will be asked to shoulder in the coming months and years.
Think as well about the consequences of your decision.
Alea iacta est.