The above link takes you to an article on the law that a California legislature wants to pass to make it against the law to spank your child if they are 3 years or younger.
This is making the nanny state truly our care giver. I mean now we will have to define what is spanking. Is one swat to the butt spanking, it grabbing little Johnny’s arm too hard spanking. Then if you are found guilty you could spend a year in jail while the state raises your child. That’s because group homes have worked out so well.
The legislature wants to protect the children from beating; well the laws are already on the books. We don’t need more laws to say the same thing and we don’t need the state more in our lives then they are already.
When will people wake up and start realizing laws do not solve all the problems and more and more laws just give the state more and more powers.
Our founding fathers would say to toss out all the laws and start anew. When you get pulled over by a police officer on the highway it used to be for speeding or maybe you ran a red light. You would get a ticket and either pay it or go to court. Now you get pulled over and it could be speeding, reckless driving, aggressive driving, driving without a seat belt, being on a cell phone and maybe an open container of alcohol was in your car. The fines are in excess of $1,000 and if guilty you will lose your license. So you hire an attorney and that cost you $1,500 and they throw out the seat belt & cell phone and aggressive driving violations, reduce the speeding and reckless driving to 2 points and a $350 fine plus court cost and you sign up for an AA program and 40 hours of community service due to the open beer bottle. It's the same way in criminal cases the person is charged with 10 or more offenses and they throw out the minor ones and plead out a sentence on the other charges.
Common sense has lost the battle and we are a nation that has lost our common sense and now allows a government that we do not trust in polls to handle and solve all of our problems.
Sure let’s stop spanking and yelling at your child is also too aggressive so let’s stop that behavior too. Next we need more people in child services to handle all the cases coming in and these will be people who have a degree in what is right for children, because highly educated means you must be right. Of course we will need more group homes for these poor abused children to be housed in and we know only caring and wonderful families are ever licensed to run a group home.
We really have become weak and a group of sheeple who will allow our government to abuse us in almost anyway because it is all for the children and/or our safety.