Re: Paddling a 16-year-old giirl at school: is everyone stupid here?
Knight Templar wrote:
I think giving children experience with controlled violence is a vital part of development.
After all, our society uses controlled violence all the time against adults in order to restrain behavior (the police).
On the contrary, the police, at least when it follows its own rules, merely uses violence as a last option ... and definitely not against the petty mischief of a child so the comparison is plain wrong. Not that I am surprised about right-wingers lusting for violence (of course with them being on the giving and not the receiving end).
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