For The Children – Scam

I will build a great, great wall on our Southern border. - For the children?
Scam! The US has cages for the children waiting at the Mexican border.

The For The Children Scam: Whenever somebody claims they were doing it for the children, maybe think again.

Find examples and variations below.

Examples

To be fair: None of the examples below ever claimed they would do anything for anyone, but asking “for the children?” is such a rare perspective, it makes any stupidity fun to reflect.

I don't believe in climate change, and will buy an SUV

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I will build a great, great wall on our Southern border. - For the children?
Scam! The US has cages for the children waiting at the Mexican border.
From my cold dead hands. - For the children?
Our sports teacher Mr. Garrison protects himself with a loaded weapon.

Variations