Would you ask the President to meet the demands of terrorists if you were kidnapped or do you think you'd sacrifice your life without asking?
I couldn't live with myself knowing that someone else was harmed instead of me, which is what would likely happen if their demands were met. Even if they just demanded money they would use that money to buy bombs or weapons that would hurt other people. I would hope that they would try to free me using military means if possible.
ETA: Though I can't really say that I would never ask for it, since when someone is beating you it is hard to keep from saying whatever they want you to.
Mom to Lee, Jake, Brandon, Rocco
Stepmom to Ryan, Regan, Braden, Baley
Granddaughters Kylie 10/18/2010 & Aleya 4/22/2013
I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosopy, as a cause for withdrawing from a friend. --Thomas Jefferson
I wouldn't expect the US to give into those demands to save my life. Meeting those demands would most likely cause the harm of many, many other people vs. my one life.
Who knows how I'd respond to repeated torture and being held captive-- I'd probably ask for anything that those imprisoning me told me to ask for. Scary stuff.
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
Join the revolution & take back our holidays!
Change Black Friday into Buy Nothing Day, and don't take your credit cards to work on Cyber Monday.
Shift Your Shopping from mass marketers & big box stores to your local independent retailers & small artisans.
Practice a Buy Nothing Christmas. Instead of buying more things, give gifts of your time, your energy, and maybe even some unwanted things around your home; organize a used items gift swap among your family and/or friends.
I'd be begging like a baby. No shame. I think that we all have these faux honor codes that we believe in 100% rhetorically, but when push comes to shove I want to live to see my babies grow up. Period.
I would love to say I would think of all the other people but you know what...I won't. I *will* think of me first. I'm human.
I guess I wouldn't expect it to ever happen but I would have to try.
Mom to E and C