“ Injuries, therefore, should be inflicted all at once, that their ill savour being less lasting may the less offend ” (Machiavelli 43). In Regard to Your Personal Enemies If you do not go ahead and deal with your personal enemies, you face losing your elected-position, you face potential impeachment, or you could even be assassinated. With this in mind, you need to plant trusted spies into the political world. Have these spies report to you any negative criticisms or threats being discussed across the board from the likes of your political opponents (both openly opposing opponents and those conspiring against you). Have all of these men fired from office based on things like ethics violations, tax evasion, etc. If they are not guilty of such crimes, then you must imprison these “ opposers ” based on the premise of infringements upon laws executive orders that you have created. Make sure you get rid of all of these men at one time, or else distrust for you will gradually build up and lead to your demise. Subdue your enemies, and you receive no opposition If this cannot be done, you are to stage your opponents ’ deaths. In our day and time, poisonings, car crashes, strokes, heart attacks, nudges downstairs or over railings, and other petty deaths are all relatively easy to make appear to be natural phenomena or accidents. You are, for safety purposes, to surround yourself with at least two dozen loyal guards at all times. These men will protect you from assassinations attempts and violent riots. Also, the internet and phone services are to be monitored at all times. If keywords such as “ president, assassination, Iabi, ” etc. are used, the conversation is to be analyzed. If the conversers are indeed a threat to you, you are to have them killed based on treason or some made up crime, as mentioned earlier. Rid yourself of all of your adversaries in one swift motion. Bird on Headstone . Photograph. Microsoft. Office. Web. 20 Nov. 2014.