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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Strangling children for Christ

Smacking acquittal outrage
A JURY has set a new benchmark under the so-called "anti-smacking" legislation by acquitting a father even though he admitted tying his son to his wrist, shaving his hair off, and washing his mouth out with soap.

The lead juror in the child cruelty case said she was "embarrassed to be a New Zealander" because the couple on trial were "good decent parents trying to instil a sense of responsibility".

And we wonder why we have such a problem with child abuse in this country when NZers greenlight bullshit like throttling your child with a tie, the Fathers defense being, 'I had to strangle my child, to save my child'. Bravo! The moneyshot for me was that he used his 'church tie'

How does shaving your kids head 'discipline' them? How does using your church tie to strangle your kid 'discipline' them? How does forcing them to take cold showers 'discipline' them? The fact the jury allowed these parents off shows that it is the adults of NZ who need to grow up over section 59 - WE DO NOT HAVE A 'RIGHT' TO TREAT OUR CHILDREN LIKE THIS!

Children need discipline, sweet Jesus do they need discipline, but this isn't discipline, this is abuse and that NZers greenlight it only allows that abuse to be tolerated.

New Zealanders think it is their 'right' to bash kids the way they think it is their 'right' not to use power saving lightbulbs and their 'right' not to use water saving showerheads. It's all part of the same conservative meme that believes self-assured ignorance should trump reason as public policy and that saying otherwise is somehow politically correct social engineering.

We should be pretty embarrassed and ashamed of the judgement.



At 22/3/11 9:40 am, Blogger Steve Withers said...

There are clearly people out there who see beating their kids as a necessary part of parenting. They do not even understand what you're talking about. It's a disgrace that the change in the law is still referred to as "anti-smacking" when it should be called: "removing the defense of discipline for assault on children so serious the police thought it necessary to lay charges".

At 22/3/11 12:23 pm, Blogger Angela said...

where does it say he strangled him?


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