Have Gun - Will Travel

Season 4 Episode 19

The Princess and the Gunfighter

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Jan 21, 1961 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • Paladin: Now that we have settled the menu, I think it's just about time for a lesson in political history. Aristotle tells us that man is a political animal, and therefore he seeks some organization in his society. In seeking that organization, man has a choice; he can choose anarchy, tyranny, and democracy. Man's nature rejects anarchy, his wisdom rejects tyranny, but having chosen democracy, he must also accept the responsibilities of democracy. Hmmm? For example, in any small unit of society, such as, uh, ours, we can share the responsibilities. For example, uh, I will unload the horses, and you will cook the dinner.
      Serafina: Oh, I'm certainly not!
      Paladin: No. Well, we could, uh, divide the responsibilities then, yes? For example, I will unload my things, and cook my dinner, and you will unload your things, and cook your dinner. And since that large chest is yours, suppose you start with that? Now, uh, in a democracy, we decide things by ballot. And I vote that we pool our labor. Now how do you vote, do you vote yes? Or no?
      Serafina: I vote yes.