Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Spanking- Illegal?

There is a story on the news tonight that is highlighting an issue apparently starting in Massachusetts. Here is the link to ABC news. Read the story and vote.

I remember a time when as a child I got plenty of spankings. I was not physically abused, I was being disciplined. I do not think that the state or government has any right infringing upon parent's rights to raise their children how they see fit. There is a fine line that the government is crossing here. If this law is made legal, what's next? One line crossed leads to another line. It is a domino effect.

Please go and check out the story and then leave a comment and tell me what you think! I'm interested to know!


Jenny said...

I believe that this law would be a good step in protecting children. Spanking is simply a tool of the ineffective parent. Perhaps the law would dissuade parents from spanking their children and encourage them to use less violent and hostile methods of disciplining their children.

No one deserves to be hit.

Mommy Lynda said...

I agree that no one deserves to be hit. Especially a child. But on the other hand, the government should not be the one to get involved.