1. The couple in the next apartment is brawling. Later, you speak to the woman who has minor bruises. She asks you not to call the police. Do you call them?
No, because it wouldn’t do any good. The woman would just claim she fell down or something. It is up to her to get herself out of this situation.
2. A member of the school board is convicted of shoplifting. She is a competent official. As a parent, do you support demands for her resignation?
I believe I would. You really need honest people in positions like this, though I will admit that very few honest people are currently in positions like this.
3. You’re shaken up in an auto accident. Your lawyer can get a large settlement if you exaggerate your aches and pains. Do you?
No, but I would find a new lawyer. I would also report this lawyer to the bar association (for whatever good it would do). We are all paying for these frivolous lawsuits, and they happen every day. This is why our insurance premiums are now through the roof.