Spanking Is Now Illegal In Texas

Well, it’s finally happened: the justice system has jumped the shark. For decades, lawmakers have been jumping at any opportunity to make illegal anything that sounds remotely bad, as part of their efforts to appease the angry, fun-is-bad crowd — just because they actually get out of the house and vote, instead of staying in bed all day, recovering from hangovers and fatigue from beating their children. Hard drugs, alcohol (thankfully this got overturned), soft drugs, clove cigarettes, Four Loko, fake marijuana, etc, etc. But that’s lawmakers, and they’ll pander to NAMBLA if it’ll get them elected. A judge, however, even in Texas, should view the law differently than he views fashion:

“You don’t spank children today,” said [Judge] Longoria, “in the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don’t spank children. You understand?”

Replace “spank children” with “wear bell-bottoms”, and he sounds like he should be a judge on Project Runway. Especially because Texas law does allow spanking, and the mom got arrested because the grandmother took the daughter to the hospital after noticing “red marks on the child’s rear-end”. Who’s taking bets on how much the mother-in-law hates the baby momma and wants her (definitely awesome) son to get custody?

From KZTV10, via NPR

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