"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
We have raised children in our family, as family, for centuries back to before we made the move here to America, can yours say that? So we know a thing or two. I doubt highly your family can claim the same.
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 have no authority to discipline my neighbor and would never attempt to do so. I do have authority to discipline my children and intend to do so when it is needed. Likewise, I have never hit my children in the head with anything. I have hit them on the rear and on their legs with several objects, including my hand.
Why are you fixated on whether or not an object is used? It is the amount of force that is important, not whether or not a "weapon" was used. For example, abusive force can be applied using only the hand. And.... one can use a dowel (a rod) and be well with in lawful limits.
Last edited by Cryptic; 09-19-14 at 02:26 PM.
Spanking children teaches them one thing - violence is a way to get what one wants. Teaching children that, in itself, is abuse.