There seems to be more news about spanking.  I recently saw a story about a judge in Texas spanking his daughter and that character Dog the Bounty Hunter's son was caught spanking his son.  This sparked me to look up how many schools still allow corporal punishment today.  It seems to be 19 states still allow corporal punishment.  I say petition Barack Obama to lead an effort to outlaw it nationwide. 

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Comment by John Camilli on November 7, 2011 at 9:01am

So, are we suppose to teach kids some discipline with stern words and deprivation? Y'know my mom had a dog that she refused to put a shock collar on, because she thought it was cruel. The dog just got hit by a car and spent two hours choking up blood between crushed internal organs before being put down because it never learned to stay out of the road!

 

I don't like causing other people pain, but I would rather swat a kid on the ass for running into the street than watch a truck roll over and kill the kid. Wouldn't you? And, sure, it would be nice if there were a more effective way to engender a lesson than with pain, but there isn't. Pain, or rather combinations of pain and pleasure, are the most effective way to alter behavior. Unless you have a better solution?

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