The ‘anti-smacking’ Bill should go through
I am angry that the National Party – a supposed ‘mainstream party’ – should slip back into their ‘Maaaaaaaaaaaaari get too much’ mode when wanting to terrorize the population for populist reasons. Listening to Chester Burrows rant on about this piece of legislation ‘criminalizing’ parents is the most irresponsible bullshit I’ve heard from National since Don snarled white peoples lips with his ‘Maaaaaaaari get too much’.
This ‘anti-smacking’ law is a first step to saying we don’t want our children to grow up in a violent environment, and that starts at home with Mum and Dad. Are children a pain in the arse? Oh God they are, and do they need discipline – oh God they do, but should that be done by a frustrated whack when junior is misbehaving – no it should not. Listening to Talkback whine that this law will not do any good as it ‘won’t stop the people who really beat their kids’ is wrong, where as it won’t have an immediate effect on those kids at the bottom, it has forced all the ‘good’ parents in NZ to reflect on what they do to their kids and it will protect those kids as soon as the law passes – listening to all these parents admit they hit their kids while quickly reassuring us that it had no lasting effects is tedious, dull and should be done between you and the priest.
But what about the Police arresting poor innocent parents (sob sob) - this point must make all those women out there right now with restraining orders against their violent partners laugh their heads off - cops can barely enforce restraining orders and domestic violence is the biggest killers of woman - where cops are supposed to find the time to prosecute parents, especially seeing as so many cops are indulging in orgies while on duty, is beyond me,
But what about the claims that NZ society will fall to rack and ruin because our offspring will run amok, laughingly having their poor weak parents arrested because they were trying to knock their evil child away from a power socket and now the parent is looking at spending 5 years non parole!
Yawn, yeah we’ve heard about society ending when Domestic violence legislation went ahead, when homosexual law reform went ahead, when civil union law reform when ahead, when it was made illegal to rape your wife in marriage in the 1970s – isn’t that wacky – prior to that law, you could rape your wife anytime you liked and it was never considered rape – so now you can’t hit your kids.
Just try and not hit your kids okay, I’m putting money on most of those in prison right now had parents who hit them as well.
Last-ditch battle for smacking bill votes
The Smacking Debate
Supporters of the legislation will stage counter-demonstrations in both cities, but Ms Bradford conceded yesterday that "I don't think they are expecting to match the [opponents'] numbers". Two opinion polls yesterday showed strong public opposition to her private member's bill.