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    Default Hypothetical - Is it wrong to steal if...

    ... you and your children are destitute and hungry?

    For the sake of the argument, you have no family and your friends can't help. Salvos and the like have nothing to give you due to the strain they are under too.

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    I dunno, I am torn. I would like to say it is still not right. But I feel conflicted.

    Thoughts?

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    It might be 'wrong' but I would go to any lengths to make sure my child is not hungry....and if stealing was my last possible option I would do it.

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    Desperate times call for desperate measures, unfortunately

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    It's still not right, but I would do it in a heartbeat if we were that desperate..

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    Technically it's still wrong but justifiable. We are designed to protect and look after our young, to not do so would go against the very core of my soul. That's just being a parent.

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    I don't think in this country it is a scenario that people would find themselves in unless there are other issues that they are not controlling effectively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I don't think in this country it is a scenario that people would find themselves in unless there are other issues that they are not controlling effectively.
    I would have agreed with you before this month, but what about people under 30 with no job, no Newstart and no family???

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    If this budget goes ahead that is.

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    I don't see how I could watch my kids go hungry without doing ANYTHING I can to stop it. In this country though I believe there are alternatives to stealing even if that means swallowing your pride and reach out to the community for help.

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    If it came down to a game of juggling my morels, i would prefer to steal then prostitute or sell/ manufacture drugs to feed my children.

    Firstly I would be trying everything in my power to make money and source food for my children before resorting to stealing. This includes door knocking to see if anyone has any excess produce their garden is growing, collecting cans and bottles as well as volunteering in soup kitchens so my children would have access to the charity food too.

    I would not be stealing caviar ect but simply some apples and bread ect.

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