I admit it; I am hard on republican politicians. However, they usually make it so easy for someone like me to be hard on them. Passing laws that sound stupid to anyone with half a brain. Making statements that cause you to wonder if they even have an elementary school education. Catering to organizations that would sell the safety of the public for a few more cents of profit. They really do make it easy.
However, it is not only the republican party that comes out with something so stupid you have to wonder why we even try anymore. Maybe a democracy isn’t the best option. Yes, even the democrats can try and pass a law that just makes you scratch your head and wonder WTF?
A Kansas state lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow teachers and caregivers to spank children up to 10 times, possibly causing redness and bruising. Now, while I have wanted to slap some children, it is not my responsibility. I know that some of my friends who are teachers would probably admit that sometimes their kids drive them to the breaking point. But they would also be the first ones to tell you this law does not pass the common sense test. And if someone else were to spank their kids (other than the parents), my friends would probably kick the crap out of them.
I will not argue if spanking kids is good or bad for the child. I was spanked, and I am sure I deserved it. I think I turned out ok, I mean I know I have my issues, but that is probably because I am a Klebold. Teachers and “caregivers” should not have that power. Only the parents should have the right to punish their kids in that way. It would be nice if some parents today would actually discipline their kids, but again, that is not the responsibility of teachers.
So yes, I am an equal opportunity blogger. If the Democrats pass a law that does not pass the common sense test, I will call them out on it too.