Benefit of Law

Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law?

More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?

Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that.

More: Oh? And when the last law was down—and the Devil turned round on you—where would you hide? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.

A Man for All Seasons (1960)

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7 Responses to “Benefit of Law”

  1. Coleen Says:

    You should take a look at this: http://www.michaelshermer.com/. Why people believe weird things. Take a look at the Skeptics’ Society too.

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  2. Dash-Coder Says:

    ’tis a difficult thing to deny.

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  3. David D. Says:

    But there are few things more satisfying that revenge.

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  4. Usenet Andy Says:

    Nice. This is a pivotal scene in the movie. I run a private classic-movie discussion group. I’ll get in touch with the details.

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  5. Good Cop/Bad Cop Says:

    When, though, is vigilanteism the right thing to do? When the law has turned it’s back on you completely, when politicians no longer care about the safety and well-being of its citizens. I thnk the time is now.

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  6. Kolchack Says:

    Papal infallibility is a fairly recent concept. Not a lot of people know that.

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  7. Mike Stipe Says:

    Where are you now. Do come home. I need you.

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