Massachusetts Is Going To Far

Posted by: Wed, Nov 28, 2007
Posted in category Current Events, Government

In an article from the Boston Globe Kathleen Wolf an Arlington nurse is proposing legislation will be debated at a State House hearing this morning that would put parents in jail for spanking their kids even in their own homes. According to the Boston Globe

“If signed into law, parents would be prohibited from forcefully laying a hand on any child under age 18 unless it was to wrest them from danger, lest they be charged with abuse or neglect.”

Boston Globe

In a case in 2005, Charles Enloe, 45, of Plymouth, was infamously arrested and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon for taking a belt to his then 12-year-old son during an argument over homework. The charges were later dropped and Enloe told the Herald yesterday the experience “didn’t change my views at all. I believe discipline starts at home. Are they going to start legislating that you can’t raise your voice to your kids? That you can’t tell them when to go to bed? We’ll be communists then.We absolutely agree with Mr. Enloe, this is going completely to far. The people of Massachusetts obviously agree according to a poll of 2,998 people 93% agree this should not be put into legislation. How far is the government going to try to infringe in our everyday lives. Not to mention the amount of money being wasted on a ridiculous bill. We all must remember that this is coming from a state that held the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Maybe they are trying to make up for that.As a child we were spanked when we got into real trouble, that deterred us from getting into trouble again. We all managed just fine, and with the message this is sending to the youth we could be in big trouble. This country needs more discipline and maybe more people would walk the straight and narrow.

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One Response to “Massachusetts Is Going To Far”

  1. Damiende says:

    Dec. 7, 2007

    Spanking a child is the cowards way of raising a child.

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