Freedom, without question.
During Southern slavery, for example, a majority of slaves were actually treated quite well. They worked hard, but they also were taken well care of, enough to have children. During the Civil War, many of them supported and faught for the South. The image of the tortured, brutalized slave did exist, but it was actually a small percentage of all owners. Slaves were considered just like domesticated animals are today. Most people take wonderful care of their pets, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, etc. Even those intended for slaughter are still cared for, and any illness among them strikes panic in their owners. Slave owners took care of their slaves as well, because it wasn't cheap to buy them and they weren't any good if they couldn't do work, which required them to be healthy.
Still, who would want that kind of "peace"?
Freedom is always the better option. TRUE freedom, where people are able to determine their own destinies without interference or protection by others, allows everyone to make their own success or failure through self-detemination.
Going back to the slavery example, many slaves who were freed actually killed themselves, because they had never experienced the concept of self-determination. If was frightening to realize that, if you could not provide for yourself, no one was going to come and feed you or house you. And many discovered that their was even more bigotry awaiting them in the north.
Peace is easy. But it almost ALWAYS involves some form of slavery or control.
Freedom -- which American citizens do not have, BTW -- is very difficult and requires extreme care to keep alive.
American freedom was permanently taken away during the Great Depression.