Corporal Punishment in Southern States?
So, has anyone else heard about this?
I'm in College, or going to college, right now, so I'm a bit surprised that they're just discovering this.
In many Southern States, Corporal Punishment is being allowed, and no one is doing anything about it. Just the other day, my Aunt sent my 12 year old cousin's principle a note saying that he had every right to use a paddle if she misbehaved.
And the paddle has been used.
This, of course, is not the only case of Corporal Punishment that I have seen, but, it is the one that hits home the most for me, because, it involves family, as you understand.
I, for one, find this slightly disturbing. Why would you allow someone else, that is not family, to hit you child? Why would you hit someone else's child?
And, the true question becomes this:
What are we gaining? Honestly?
The answer is this:
We're gaining children who hate the world because of what they had to go through in school. We're gaining more gang members, and Mob supporters.
Because, trust me, the only way anyone is going to believe that they are being hit for their own good is if it comes from their Mama, or Daddy. I used to get XXXXXX when the teacher pushed me when I was younger. How was I going to react to getting hit? I would have gotten mad at the teachers, and my Mother, for her allowing it to happen, and for them doing it.
I honestly think that we should change tons of things in this area, as this is just not right. I'm all for discipline, but, I also maintain the belief that you keep your hands on your own children. Therefor, I believe that we should just stick to calling the parents and letting them straighten it out. Trying to beat the children into submission helps nothing and no one. Especially when you really have a problem child, that already hates the world.
But, what do you think?
If your enemy is secure at all points, be prepared for him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is temperamental, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant. If he is taking his ease, give him no rest. If his forces are united, separate them. If sovereign and subject are in accord, put division between them. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War