Skip to comments.Big Brother goes on spanking binge; Government looking to usurp parental authority
Posted on 06/27/2012 7:38:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Swatting little Johnny on the bottom to make sure he doesnt try again to put a fork in an electrical socket soon could make mom or dad a criminal subject to the penalties of child-abuse laws in Delaware.
And an international family rights organization says it not only opposes the idea, it will be working with state organizations to try to defeat the plan.
At issue is Delawares Senate Bill 234, which has been approved by the Senate and now is working its way through the House.
Senate Bill 234, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins (District 7), creates a definition of the term physical injury in the child abuse and neglect laws to include pain, according to a new report from the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Currently the law permits a parent to use force to punish a child for misconduct, but it prohibits any act that is likely to cause or does cause physical injury. By redefining physical injury to include the infliction of pain on a child, spanking would become a crime in Delaware punishable by imprisonment.
The organization said if it passes the House, Delaware would become the first state in the nation to outlaw corporal discipline of children by their parents.
According to a report from Delaware First Media, the driving force behind the bill has been state Attorney General Beau Biden, a Democrat whose father is Vice President Joe Biden.
The report said Biden the younger pointed out that more than three million children are reported to be victims of abuse or neglect in the United States each year, and the U.S. ranks higher in child abuse fatalities than any other industrialized nation in the world.
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Nanny State PING!
Somebody needs to slap Biden the Younger, and HARD, and teach him the difference between spanking and abuse.
What a dumb@ss.
In Delaware we truly live in a nanny state ruled by lopsided Democrat margins in our legislature. They consider laws like this quality legislation instead of legislative filler. Wish they would spend their days doing something useful , like polishing their desks or something.
Here we go again..."the law permits"...meaning that they haven't taken it away yet... and it's their prerogative to do just that...right now they permit it....
If you need permission to do something it's not a right.
Wonder if parents can get spanking-permits/sarc
Only you can prevent ultraviolence. Spank you child if he deserves it!
This should have been apparent eons ago.
Bath-House Barry’s Global Tax Proposal was highlighted in February, 2008. (DC Journal by Cliff Kincaid-Feb 12, 2008)
(It’s what drove me to the FIRST Tea Party protest in Atlanta after he was “installed”.)
It included The Convention on the Rights of the Child and should have driven voters away from this HOMOPOTUSPOS.
It puts the U.N. in charge (for all intents and purposes) of child rearing and gives children rights they have no business having OVER their parent’s wishes.
“It Takes A Village”, huh? A U.N. Marxist “village”.
But...we just voted on skin color, right?
Many years ago a neighbor with a disobedient daughter, was told by a judge he couldn’t discipline her.
At the next hearing he brought a suitcase of her belongings and told the judge, “You won’t let me raise her, she’s all yours!”
(noting that if he were jailed or fined for contempt, it would impact his ability to provide either at home or a state facility.)
Thanks for the ping!
We have an entire generation of children who grow up getting 2 and 3 meals a day at the government schools.
Even now, during summer break, there are multiple federal government programs to feed school age kids.
Even in situations where the mother is a welfare queen getting food stamps with nothing else to do all day but care for her kids.
The kids get meals from these programs either at parks and recreation programs or actually delivered to the home..
These kids learn at an early age to look to the government for their every need. Imagine what it will be like when they get to be voting age and someone suggests a budget cut to eliminate various Nanny Government programs.
So; just let the kid stick the fork in the electrical outlet, to bad Beau didn’t do it when he was about 2 or 3 years old. Preferably a 440v 200 amp circuit. trust me they will only do it once.
It seems to me that this could be challenged on 1st amendment grounds. The Bible instructs us to use a rod to discipline our children. To refuse to do so would be against our religion, very much so.
Yes and think that’s the State Senator I’m stuck with (not that any of the others are any prizes either). I think I’ll drop a line to my state rep and tell him if Dover is so smart about raising kids, take mine and they raise them on their dime.
This is just another thing that is going to anger people across the nation. Is it deliberate? I’m not sure, but I will say that if you get enough people people angry about something or just anything, then they are primed to be pushed into doing something that they normally wouldn’t do because they are just ‘feeling’ instead of ‘reasoning’.
I’m just afraid that the only people angry about this are grandparents.
The left is corrupting society and the “no consequences” mentality is winning.
I agree with what you say. My point is simple though, People/citizens across the United States are getting angry over different things not just this one. That means that although their anger is directed at different attacks on our liberties or rights, they ARE getting angry. Undirected anger just simmers below the surface and all it takes to bring it to the stage of a conflagration the size of the Fires in Colorado is an incident that resonates with the majority of them.
And that my FRiend is what I think the Washington Elites is desiring and actually working toward. Because when chaos ensues, possibly rioting or other such occurrences, the politicians feel they MUST do something, anything. That’s the opportunity that the Administration wants because it can get passed laws that would never, ever be considered in times of peace and rational thought.