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Bay State’s going slap-happy

Bay State’s going slap-happy –
Parents who spank their kids – even in their own homes – would be slapped by the long arm of the law under an Arlington nurse’s proposal to make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to outlaw corporal punishment.

Kathleen Wolf’s proposed legislation will be debated at a State House hearing tomorrow morning.

If signed into law, parents would be prohibited from forcefully laying a hand on any child under age 18 unless it was to wrest them from danger, lest they be charged with abuse or neglect.

Yet again the government want to be the parents of our children. I know you may argue that physical punishments are illegitimate. Regardless of your belief on the matter, you don’t want the state taking over parental authority. Consider that in mainland Europe, parents can’t determine their child’s medical coverage or their education method. If you want socialism, they’re the place.

Dr. Veith links to a great resource on Cranach. Sign the petition.

HT: Cranach

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  1. This debate came out in California this year as well, though it was mercifully shut down. Kathleen Wolf presumably does not have 4 or more children, I think…