This is an article from the March 27, 2007 issue of The Franklin Press.
Currently in North Carolina, the only people who can smack someone on the buttocks as part of their paid professional duties are prostitutes, porn stars and educators employed in schools that practice paddling. Medical science has long recognized, and documented in great detail, how being struck on the buttocks can stimulate sexual feelings. Children of school age are especially susceptible. The tragic consequence for some who are subjected to this kind of maltreatment is that they form a connection between pain, humiliation and sexual arousal that endures the rest of their lives. We can never know how many innocent children have had their sexual development derailed by school paddlings. Any number is too many.
Give me a freakin' break!!!! How ridiculous is that statement. If anything, the lack of spanking creates more promiscuous behavior. I heard recently that in a western state of the U.S. a law was trying to be passed that would not allow parents to spank their own children! Is there not enough lawlessness and immorality in the world? The lack of discipline in a society creates a chaotic state of of self-promotion, self-righteousness and self-gratification without any regard for anyone else. We as Americans have listened to too much psycho mumbo jumbo and are creating a society that is paralyzed due to what these "doctors" have deemed appropriate and inappropriate. God created rear ends to be smacked when being disobedient- if that wasn't true, there wouldn't have been padding. Now, don't get me wrong- I do not believe in abuse, but I do believe in spanking and I don't believe that a truly disciplined spanking creates a screwed up person as an adult. It is time that people of moral, social and God believing values took a stand against those trying to tell us how to raise our children and dictate that we live our lives according to the social and psychological crap that they call appropriate. I am sick of it!