Thursday, 17 May 2007

17 May 2007 - Family Integrity #257 -- A very brief summary

All parents who correct their children will from now on be committing a criminal act, and liable to prosecution.

Before today the law said it was right for parents to correct their children. With the passing of Bradford's bill, it is now wrong to do so. The only parents not threatened by the law are those who never correct their kids. Such parents used to be called bad parents, and those who corrected were called good parents. The reverse now applies.

The much heralded John Key amendment changes nothing. After saying their bottom line was that parents not be criminalised, National has block voted with Labour and the Greens to criminalise parents.

Don't be confused by the smoke and mirrors. The bottom line is that all correction, not just smacking, is now illegal. Read the bill for yourself if you don't believe me.

'Nothing' [in the rest of the bill] 'or in any rule of common law justifies the use of force for the purpose of correction.'

Since all correction requires force, but all force for correction is now illegal, all correction is illegal.

The lunatics are running the asylum. They need to be removed.

It's now the people against Parliament.

by Renton, Porirua

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