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Old 04-20-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I thought people in "conservative" Oklahoma had more sense than this.

Felony child abuse for spanking a kid with a fly swatter? My Mama used far worse than that on me! What would she get today? The death sentence?

Durant Daily Democrat - Man charged with swatting 2 year old girl with a fly swatter[/SIZE]

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Old 04-20-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I thought people in "conservative" Oklahoma had more sense than this.

Felony child abuse for spanking a kid with a fly swatter? My Mama used far worse than that on me! What would she get today? The death sentence?

Durant Daily Democrat - Man charged with swatting 2 year old girl with a fly swatter[/SIZE]
Them my mom should be on death row
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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A fly swatter is quite effective. I know from experience LOL
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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My mom use to make me go get my own beating switch.

Talk about a long thought process!
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My mom use to make me go get my own beating switch.

Talk about a long thought process!

Mind did that too. My Grandma once whipped one of her kids with the flat side of a butcher knife!

Still...I'm curious why the family values, ultra-right wing, Evangelical Republican's are avoiding this thread. It were about California, they'd be all over this screaming about Obama and liberals ruining the nation.

Oh, wait! They CAN'T say that here because Oklahoma is solidly Republican Baptists!
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Helena, Montana
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I consider myself conservative, and for one think this is stupid. Some kids need a swat on the butt every once in a while, making that a felony is ridiculous. Beating your kids just because you're an a-hole or doing it in a cruel way is wrong, disciplining you kids is not. I guess "spare the rod, spoil the child" doesn't apply to that part of the bible belt.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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I am from oklahoma and my mother used a wooden spoon. I am also a liberal democrate, (who believes in spankings funny right). And most of my family is non-denominational and democratic, just for the record.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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I thought this was going to be about Oklamhoma Republicans voting to make selling pot punishable by life in prison even though sex offenders and rapists don't normally get that in OK. Personally, I don't smoke but it's absurd to waste tax payer's money on something so stupid and completely disproportional to any harm done.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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My step father used whatever he could grab like belts, sticks or hair brushes. This continued until I grew big enough to put it to a stop by showing him that I could kill him anytime I wanted. He believed, accurately, that I would so I did not have to.

If physical punishment is required, and sometimes it is, parents can use their bare hands and feel the sting themselves.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Anyone who must resort to using a weapon to "discipline" their child has lost control of themselves. They should suffer the same indignity and pain if this were a fair world. There must be a problem with a person's parenting skills if they are unable to get their children to comply without beating them.
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