Pro-smack poster boy wants to get into politics
'Not a test case, simply a child being punched'
A District Court judge and police say the prosecution of a man who insisted he had flicked his son's ear, only later to be convicted of punching the child in the face, was never a test case for child smacking laws.
My eyes are rolling, Jimmy Mason wants to ‘get into politics’ to ‘sort out’ the smacking issue. Couple of things here
1: The pro-smacking lobby need to get a better poster boy
2: Jimmy, stick to the music because punching your kid in the face and wanting a career in politics based on punching your kid in the face shows you still don’t seem to ‘get it’.
3: This wasn’t a ‘test case’ to be used to rally parents for pro-smacking, Jimmy punched his son in the face. End of story.
Look kids need discipline – CHRIST DO THEY NEED DISCIPLINE – but discipline comes in a thousand different ways not requiring you to kit your kid. All the examples the pro-smackers who want the legal right to belt their kids have come up with (Jimmy and the Dad who pushed his kid at a rugby game) have been Dad’s who have lost their temper with their kids and have lashed out. Well, don’t lash out, real bloody simple, but pro-smackers aren’t really defending these Dad’s ‘right’ to lash out, they want their God given right to discipline their kids a la spare the rod spoil the child. Problem for the pro-smackers is most NZers would recoil at religious doctrine being the deciding factor in physically hitting a child, hence the pro-smackers pretending this is about all parents to broaden the issue beyond their God bothering.