Force and Law

There’s a great line in the 1949 film Samson and Delilah in which the Saran (ruler) of Gaza says a tax collector can be more powerful than a thousand swords. Is there some truth to this?

If a man attacks me with a fist, I will defend myself with a fist. If he attacks me with a gun, I will defend myself with a gun. If he attacks me with the law, I will defend myself with the law.

His fist vs my fist. His gun vs my gun. H…

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