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  1. This sounds brutal, but when one considers the historically tough times the US has gone through, we’ve followed Idi’s advice in every instance.

    During the Civil War, the US killed opposing soldiers. During WW2, we imprisoned people we thought might cause instability. If you were plotting (or if the US thought you were plotting) the overthrow of this government you’d be imprisoned. And then you’d be executed if you were found guilty of treason.

    I’m sure if Richard wrote Idi back, he said something along the lines of “yes, we know.”

    (aside: For some reason, the “unfortunately” in Idi’s letter made me laugh. Idi makes imprisoning opposition sound like the equivalent of taking a shotgun to the head of a beloved pet who’s gone mad)

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