forsake the last guy
do not forsake the last guy
-----MOS 19D = cavalry scout = best damn MOS there is
One has to go given the strict scenario - draw straws.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
"The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon
The answer is "forsake the last guy," as the only alternative is they all eventually parish when the raft sinks from all of their weight.
This question is not designed to be some trick where there is a method to save them all, it is also not designed to suggest any of the three are less of value in terms of the moral code of protecting life. It is simply a philosophical question on the importance of all life when faced with the consideration that one has to be sacrificed to save the other two.
You either do it and sacrifice one, or they all go. The rational choice is to save as many as possible even if it means as a "puppet" for the situation you select that one dies.
"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.