Friday, January 19, 2007

Another Reason California Sucks

Only in California:

The state Legislature is about to weigh in on a question that stirs impassioned debate among moms and dads: Should parents spank their children?

Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, wants to outlaw spanking children up to 3 years old. If she succeeds, California would become the first state in the nation to explicitly ban parents from smacking their kids.

Making a swat on the behind a misdemeanor might seem a bit much for some -- and the chances of the idea becoming law appear slim, at best -- but Lieber begs to differ.

"I think it's pretty hard to argue you need to beat a child 3 years old or younger,'' Lieber said. "Is it OK to whip a 1-year-old or a 6-month-old or a newborn?''

What the Hell is this psycho talking about? I'd bet quite a lot of money that it's already illegal to whip and beat children in California. That's not what this bill is about. It's about some liberal obsession with stopping all forms of punishment for any crime - whether it be a murderer being jailed or a disobedient toddler being spanked, they can't stand it when justice is served.

This is also another case of liberal hypocrisy. Is it just me, or is this a case of liberals "legislating morality"? If Congress bans gay marriage, or tries to save Terri Schiavo's life, or Texas outlaws the disgustingly unclean act of sodomy, or some other state bans birth control or - Mother Earth forbid - abortion, these liberals go off on conservatives for "legislating their morality," but they're allowed telling parents how to discipline their children? Hypocrisy you can only find on the left.