Ask bistiza. He understands logic better than anybody.
I appreciate the acknowledgement of my ability to understand logic. While my understanding of logic is fairly good, I do not understand it better than anyone.
THIS really said all you need to know, and quite well:
See the supreme court case Slochower v. Board of Higher Ed. of New York City. The court specifically rules out the assumption of perjury in such a case and confirms that an innocent person can take the 5th to avoid being caught in 'ambiguous circumstances'
' The privilege against self-incrimination would be reduced to a hollow mockery if its exercise could be taken as equivalent either to a confession of guilt or a conclusive presumption of perjury. As we pointed out in Ullmann, a witness may have a reasonable fear of prosecution and yet be innocent of any wrongdoing. The privilege serves to protect the innocent who otherwise might be ensnared by ambiguous circumstances.'