More silliness from one of the bluest states of them all:
The Boston Herald reported that State Rep. Jay Kaufman filed the spanking ban petition at the request of an Arlington, Mass., nurse who wants Massachusetts to become the first state in the country to stop corporal punishment.
Personally I don’t really care what the libs in Boston do unless they try to bring their worse-than-useless ideas to Texas! But they always seem to do just that so I feel obligated to point out how ridiculous it is to take the tools of discipline out of the hands of parents in an age in which far too few children are raised with the structure they need to be functional adults in a competitive world.
The fact that 96% of respondents to a Boston-based poll thin that criminalizing spanking was a bad idea doesn’t seem to have to deterred the true believers yet.
Perhaps considering France’s current situation vis-a-vis the riots being conducted by petulant French teens would bring a bit of rationality to the legislative process in Massachusetts.
Accounts vary as to the cause of the riots.
“I don’t think it’s an ethnic problem,” [police union leader Gilles] Wiart said. “Most of all it is youths who reject all state authority. They attack firefighters, everything that represents the state.”
Everything that gives the punks life in a rather socialized country, it seems. They’re geniuses all, I’m sure.
It sounds like these French brats – “many of them Arab and black children of immigrants” – could have used a bit more of what a few misguided Boston blue-bloods want to do away with entirely.