Monday, 4th February 2013
SPANKING YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE WRONG – Today Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has come out and publicly stated that he has spanked his children in order to send a message that their actions or behaviour is wrong.
Yesterday I wrote an article on how Chris Grayling wants to change the UK Prison system, from what is now little more than holiday camps, into a place of real punishment. Unfortunately, while his ideas are admirable and even plain common sense, he won’t convince the bleeding liberal hearts and he won’t be able to change things due to the ridiculous legislative clap-trap we call the Human Rights Act.
I don’t like politicians, most are spineless, most are corrupt and certainly most are inept at the jobs they do; but I’m beginning to take a bit of a shine to Chris Grayling. It’s been such a long time since a politician has been forthright in his or her views and even dared suggest policies that are sensible.
Law and order in the UK, as Chris Grayling can obviously see, are at a point where there really is no law and order. For each crime committed there appears to be some legislation, from the liberals, that will stop a judge from passing an appropriate form of punishment.
I dare not count the number of times that a judge has been vilified by the British public over sentencing; which goes to show you the level of ignorance that the British public has for the law. In a recent article on Meebal.com it was explore and clearly explained why our judges are unable to hand down sentences that fit the crimes; to be enlightened read – why are criminals not sent to prison
From the news reports I have read, Chris Grayling is one of the few politicians who is not afraid to stand up and say; “It is not wrong to chastise a child by smacking them.” And I have to say I fully agree. I can remember, on a number of occasions, where my parents gave me the strap or the bamboo cane for wrongs that I committed. No, it didn’t leave me mentally scared and no it hasn’t made me into a violent person; far from it. In fact I live my life by a set of moral codes and none involve violence or any form of crime – I’ve never even had a parking ticket.
The only thing that bothers me about the news reports is that Chris Grayling has been quoted as saying that he did not believe that Corporal Punishment should be bought back in our schools, however I think this statement is a little short-sighted. When you look at the state of behaviour in our schools then I feel it is clear that discipline needs to be reinstated by the way of the cane. Again, it didn’t do my generation any harm and when I was a child I did not live in a country with the highest violent crime rate in Europe.