Bill Clinton said it best, "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is". Chicago could be considered a combat zone. How about combating government corruption and tyranny.
combat noun |ˈkämˌbat|
fighting between armed forces: men killed in combat | pilots re-enacted the aerial combats of yesteryear | [ as modifier ] : a combat zone.
• nonviolent conflict or opposition: intellectual combat.
verb |kəmˈbat, ˈkämˌbat| ( combats, combating or combatting, combated or combatted ) [ with obj. ]
take action to reduce, destroy, or prevent (something undesirable): an effort to combat drug trafficking.
• archaic engage in a fight with; oppose in battle. [ no obj. ] : your men combated against the first of ours.
ORIGIN mid 16th cent. (originally denoting a fight between two persons or parties): from French combattre (verb), from late Latin combattere, from com- ‘together with’ + battere, variant of Latin batuere ‘to fight.’
"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.