I completely missed the boat. Next Nanny issue. Literally....

Legislation would ban spanking young children
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/4482082.html
The Sacramento Bee
SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

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Notice a theme in California? They try to legislate what marriage means. Now they want to tell parents what they can and cannot do in raising their children.

bill

Sounds like nannyism at its finest.

California isn't called Granolaville for nothing (what ain't fruits and nuts is flakes).

I read this one and didn't even stop to question it. Sure, why not? Legislators in CA are both crooked and stupid. I'm glad they're out West and not in the Midwest.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

A good ass whoopin never hurt anyone. My dad gave me enough spankings and look how I turned out. I imagine GUESTZERO never had a spankin and look how he turned out.

"All evil and unhappiness in this world comes from the I-concept."

I personally don't use corporal punishment. But I believe that's a parental right to choose how to discipline. ABUSE is another story and is illegal in every state.

I see a correlation in the marriage and parenting issues in that it appears to ME that the government is interposing itself into family matters. And those are personal choices. I strongly disagree with the government making laws about who can marry, how people can parent. You may not agree with the choices people make, that doesn't mean you just make it illegal.

But that's the connection I see. A trend in governmental interference in personal choice.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

1. Allowing homosexuals to marry.
2. Not allowing parents to spank their kids.

No, there's no theme here, Bill. Care to tell us how these two things are part of a SIMILAR theme?

Don't worry-Our politicians (AND VOTERS/populace)are doing their level best to catch up.

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BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

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'I used to have compassion, but they taxed it and legislated it out of existence.'

Here's where you lose your bet, richbuckeye: Locked confinement and rather severe beatings. I still recall quite well the instance of being beaten with a length of rubber hose. So much for your theories, eh?

There is of course a difference between discipline and abuse, which your type of person doesn't care to think about. A good ass whuppin' is certainly one thing, and within the rights (NOT privileges) of parents and guardians; what goes on around Toledo is something else entirely. For the latter cases, existing law already covers child abuse quite well -- when prosecutors bother to apply the law, that is. CA is just showing the nation about their love affair with legislative power.

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