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Submitted by PezDispenser (Israel), Jun 18, 2014 at 16:52

The North threw pro-South Maryland politicians in jail, so there's a precedent for cracking down on renegade politicians in wartime:

http://teaching.msa.maryland.gov/000001/000000/000017/html/t17.html

Lincoln didn't seem to care too much about their freedom of speech.

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