I would respond to my commander by saying a No to his proposal. I would not agree to give my consent and frame a plot by misquoting the facts. In the first place I would be remorseful by the fact that innocent people got killed due to a mistake from our squad. I would be brave enough to accept the failure from our end and would suggest my commander to do the same. I am completely aware that this might cost me my job and career but I would rather choose to be true to myself and my conscience. My thought process behind this stance is that I cannot betray my country and the citizens who trusts the military for their safety and guard. To err is human, and if the raid has gone wrong I would accept it. To hide our mistake and rather put the blame on those innocent people would be both unethical and immoral by any standards and I cannot be a partner to this plot. I am completely aware that this action of mine could lead to a series of trouble for me and my family as well but I am ready for it.
I would respond to my partner with a straight No for his request. I would elaborate my answer with two points. The first point would be the explanation of why my answer is No to his request of taking the marijuana for his wife’s medical condition. The whole plot is about being ethical and about personal integrity. As the law states marijuana possession is illegal, I would not let the vehicle go without making a note offline in my register as the computer system is down. I would later feed the data to the system once it is back. Now the second point would be to provide my help to my colleague by giving him some direction to solve his problem. I would let him know that he can approach a doctor and talk about his wife’s medical condition. The doctor would definitely provide an alternative solution with a medical prescription rather than opting for marijuana. I would finally try to convince my partner and remind him about our obligations and duties for the country and how we should never slip to unethical practice.
My take on this situation would be that I would not actively help my child complete the assignment. I would not give any academic inputs although in my capacity I could do that owing to my own related graduate work. My rationale of choosing not to spoon feed my child is that I don’t want him to seek external help in the moment of adversity throughout his life. Although I would not give any academic input, I would choose to motivate him to do the assignment himself and complete the course. I would make him understand that life always throws surprises and challenges. The real winners are those who choose to face the challenges on their own and conquer it. To sum up, I would inspire my child with optimism and make him ready to take the plunge and do the assignment himself. I would make him understand that when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. I would also suggest him not to worry about the scholarship but only on the completion of assignment. I would make him focus on what best he can do and the results would follow the efforts. In the end whatever be the results whether he gets the scholarship or not he should be a stronger person to live his life independently.