the discussion title says it all but basically should you sink down to your enemy's level if it would help you win the fight. if the pull out a knife in a bar fight should you pull out yours, you would be better able to deffend yourself but at what cost. attempted murder with a deadly weapon. you can use this idea for wars. could the british have defeated americans in the revolutionary war if they had "sunk" to the level of hiding behind rocks instead of lining up like noble and honorable soldiers?