Semper Fidelis, Semper Liber.
Stolen fair and square from the Capt. Courtesey himself.I spit at lots of people through my computer screen. Not only does it "teach them a lesson" but it keeps the screen clean and shiny.
I voted no by accident. I think it's wrong to hit children, but I don't think it should be illegal. OTOH, if you leave the kid bruised and/or bleeding, that should be illegal. I haven't read the rest of the thread, but AFAIK, it's always been illegal if you go too far. The OP makes it sound like a new law.
If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.