A Kansas lawmaker has introduced a bill allowing parents, caregivers, and school officials to give harder spankings. The Sunflower State is already one of 20 (mostly Southern) states in which children can be hit as long as no mark or bruise remains afterwards, but this proposed law would protect adults who strike kids forcefully enough to cause redness or discoloration. The woman behind the measure is Wichita’s Gail Finney, a Democrat and mother of three sons. She outlined her objectives for the Wichita Eagle: to define corporal punishment for the judicial system, to restore parental rights, and to shield old-school disciplinarians from child abuse charges. “What’s happening is there are some children that are very defiant and they’re not minding their parents, they’re not minding school personnel,” Finney said. Even with “a small amount of a bruise, a parent could still be charged with child abuse when it wasn’t anything serious.”
This woman believes that hitting a child hard enough to leave a mark or a bruise isn’t anything serious. She shouldn’t be allowed to be around any children, ever.
This is fucked up, no child should go to school dreading a spanking from not only his/her parents, but his/her teachers as well.
Nothing says a good education like a paddling apparently. If you can’t teach or reason with kids without beating them into submission, then maybe you shouldn’t be around kids. Just a thought…
I feel bad for her 3 sons.