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  •  But it is a question worth asking. (2+ / 0-)
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      The UK abolished sedition laws in 2009
      Scottland in 2010
      Australia in 2011
      New Zealand in 2008

      The US still luvs its sedition, but only prosecutes civilians. Economic terrorists on the inside and Goldman Sachs types are indemnified.

      Here's a gem I found:

      In 1981, Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican Nationalist and Vietnam war veteran, was convicted and sentenced to 70 years in prison for seditious conspiracy and various other offenses.

      He was offered conditional clemency by U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1999, but he rejected the offer.

      López Rivera is said to be "among the longest held political prisoners in the history of the world." He has been jailed for 32 years.

      We do political prisoners right!

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