The Question of the Month is hosted by Michael G D'Agostino from the blog A Life Examined. The first Monday of each month I'll be answering a question posed by Michael. Here is this month's question:
If your parent or child committed a major crime, would you turn them in?
This should be a simple "yes or no" question, but the first thing that comes to mind is, "What crime did they commit?". Of course, I don't have children to reflect upon in this pondering, but I think I would lean towards turning my child in with hopes of teaching them a lesson, while being a bit more lenient on my parent depending on the crime committed.
With that said, I can assume that I'd fail as a public servant with judgement like this, but seriously? Are we talking about jay-walking, or are they asking me to help hide the body? Was it intentional or an accident? I've learned the hard way to never judge a situation or the people in them unless I've been there myself. So, as long as I am not a Supreme Court Justice with black and white guidelines, mine will remain blurred!