When your boss does something horrendously stupid, and doesn't listen to your warnings, you have two options. First option is to go above your bosses head and talk to his boss and try to get the right thing done. The second option is to comply with your boss' orders and execute them to the full extent of your ability then laugh as all the bad things you predicted come to pass.
What if the conservatives and libertarians just decided to maliciously comply with the leadership of the current administration? Would it be easier to live through the second Great Depression that would surely follow?
Or is it easier to resist and fight the long war?
In the martial arts their are "sacrificial throws" where both parties end up on the ground, but the one who executed the sacrificial throw ends up in a position of advantage once on the mat. If it comes to the point where the fall is inevitable, I hope that we choose to make it as hard and fast as possible to come up on top after we hit the mat.