Originally Posted by pbf98
I was raised and very quickly did I learn from right and wrong.
I was raised the same way. A swat or as we called it, a spanking was all that was usually needed. It was never child abuse. At least not until the PC police arrived and determined that everything was child abuse.
God help us if we are called "child abusers" in court or by the Child Protective Services folks.
Most parents in my day were loving parents and spanking was tolerated. Parents knew where to draw the line. When a parent was convicted of child abuse, there was a bloody good reason for it. Abusers were shunned and strongly punished; usually by jurors and judges who had no problem spanking their kids.
Well, usually. I also remember the wide leather belt and cutting a switch. I feared those words: "just wait until your father gets home." Even the warnings that Santa will bring you a lump of coal was enough to make us eat our vegetables, put away our toys and get good grades.
I think before you are charged or accused, your accusers must be forced to endure the wrath of your little ones for two weeks.
I am reminded of Revelations 9:30-10:
"Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, ..."
Zager and Evans had it right: "In the year 6565 You won't need no husband, won't need no wife. You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too, From the bottom of a long glass tube"
I think we should be able to order custom kids. Pre-educated and if you can afford it, trained to act civil. Perhaps even rooted.