Question of the day

Would you ever lie to keep your child out of prison?

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15 Responses to Question of the day

    • Joy says:

      I should also add that “IF” anything ever happened and either of my boys ended up going to prison, I’d still love them and would still visit and bring them cookies. But lie to keep them out? No way. You do the crime, you do the time.

  1. mssc54 says:

    I sure would like to take the high ground here but it all depends.

  2. mssc54 says:

    See Joy that’s just the thing. Guilt. Once the law makes up their mind they NEED that conviction. That is the path to promotions!

  3. Joy says:

    To be fair, I heard this question on a talk show where they were discussing Casey Anthony. So in my mind, I was thinking of that kind of crime. I’m not talking about a speeding ticket or stealing a pack of gum. But a BIG crime.

    • mssc54 says:

      The thing is… I was accused of a VERY serious crime a long time ago. It looked bad but it was the accuser’s word against mine. I don’t want to go into all the details but the accusation was of such a serious nature that it had to be thorughly investigated. And it looked REAL BAD for me. Although I was COMPLETELY INNOCENT all the little background stuff did point to me. It took detectives about six months to straighten things out and have the charges dropped and the arrest expounged. If I would have had someone lie FOR me instead about me…

      You all can say you wouldn’t lie to keep your kid out of jail but if you KNEW your kid was innocent and it looked like they were heading to prison….

      Like I said previously; it all depends.

      • SKL says:

        I think Joy is talking about lying regarding whether or not the kid is guilty. I can see your point about circumstantial evidence pointing the wrong way. However, it is hard to envision a situation where my lie would ensure that truth prevailed. Hopefully I’ll never have to see that play out.

        By the way, I think a lot of people “know” their kid “would never do that,” but not all of them are correct.

    • Joy says:

      Okay, I’ll rephrase for you.

      Let’s say you saw your son raping someone. Would you lie on the stand and give him an alibi?

  4. Jenny says:

    A big crime…no way!!

  5. Laura says:

    I’m going to say no. I generally believe that a lie can only lead to more trouble. It’s better to just tell the truth, as horrible as it may be, and deal with the consequences. It’s what I teach Josh, so how would it look if I all of a sudden lied to keep him from Jail? What would that teach him? It would only lead him farther down that path.

  6. Sue says:

    No. As heart breaking as it would be, I don’t think I could lie. They’d take one look at me and I’d sing like a canary anyway.

  7. SKL says:

    No, I don’t think I could do that. I’ll die for them but I won’t lie for them. Not about something important or that affects others.

    I wouldn’t lie to keep myself out of prison, either.

    So here’s hoping I manage to keep them on the straight and narrow and teach them good values.

  8. Nikki says:

    No. We teach our children from an early age to take personal responsibly. As heart breaking as it could be to see my son go to prison-we all have choices in life, it’s up to us to make the right ones and pay for it when we don’t.

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