<sigh> These questions come up in my mind when I’ve spent all day watching a Law & Order marathon.
On this show, people perjure themselves all the time to protect mothers, fathers, siblings, children (rarely spouses), and when at the very end of the episode, the detectives drag the truth out of them (namely, that they **knew ** all along that mom, dad, sis, son was, in fact the murderer), they say, as if it’s obvious and self-explanatory, “BUT SHE’S MY MOTHER,” or fill in the other first-degree relative.
So I’m asking: would you perjure yourself in court to protect your parent, sibling, or child, knowing they were guilty?
Separate question: would you take the rap (jail) for your guilty parent, sibling, or child? (I’m presuming you wouldn’t take the death penalty.)