Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Anti-spnaking Laws About Controlling Parents

A few days ago I posted about Canada trying to pass an anti-spanking law. Today I read an article about the result of such a law in New Zealand. So far the result is the intimidation of good parents.

Family First NZ National Director Bob McCoskrie explained that the police review, which shows an almost 300% jump in the number of parents being investigated for minor acts of physical discipline since the law was passed, indicates that there has been almost no reduction in actual child abuse incidents.

McCoskrie also observed, "When the author of the law change Sue Bradford tells us that the law change was never intended to deal with the epidemic of child abuse and child violence, it is quite obvious that this law change was not about solving a problem - it was about telling parents how to raise their children."

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