i thoroughly disapprove of duels. i consider them unwise and i know they are dangerous. also, sinful. if a man should challenge me, i would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet retired spot and kill him. -- autobiography of mark twain
a thoroughly defensible approach, in my estimation. do it quietly, do it without a whole lot of fuss, and do it unobserved. but, do what must be done.
this is the appropriate way to deal with being threatened, or with having values or heritage threatened, by those who mean to intimidate and govern your conduct. or, to take you life. but, as twain would have observed, i repeat myself.
john jay @ 02.12.2012