When I was growing up, getting a beating was common. When you did something wrong you got the belt. You learned your lesson, and you never did it again. I didn't get many beating, maybe 2 or 3 that I can remember. My parents never looked for a reason to punish me. But if I lied, stoled, was disobedient, or mistreated someone I really left my parents no choice. I NEVER got the impression that they liked having to do it. Actually it was quite the contrary. It was always done out of love, and I learned that there are consequences for my actions. By today's politically correct, intrusive standards this would be called child abuse. But back in the 70's and 80's this was called discipline.
Let me clarify, I am not talking about being beat bloody, and I am not talking about getting beat with a "hot wheels" track, a hanger, or an extension cord.
(Some of you may remember that hot wheels track.)
What I am talking about is a couple of whacks with the belt. Hard enough to hurt, and long enough to learn. But in all reality it would still get a parent arrested today. The government has taken away our autonomy when it comes to raising our children, giving them a false sense of reality. They have become self appointed disciplinarian's who choose to lock up our children for school yard fighting, and classroom misbehavior, instead of allowing us to teach them self control, and self discipline at home in the way that we see fit. At least at home punishments do not involve saddling elementary school children with criminal records. The school's teach children that there are no loser's or winner's in life, and then seek to punish them when they become non-functioning adults.
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
The latest story involves an Ohio father who decided to beat his daughters with a video cable for staying out late, and posting a video of themselves "twerking" on Facebook. "Twerking" is a sexual suggestive dance that would cause any father to get upset knowing that his daughters thought that it was not only a "cute" thing to do, but "cute" enough to post on the internet. The father has been charged with child endangerment and corporal punishment, according to news sources, 35-year-old Greg Horn whipped his two daughters ages 12 & 14 with the cable so hard they had welts on their legs with open wounds. Detectives noted that Horn struck his children while they were visiting him at his house. Their mother notified police after seeing the injuries.
The 30-second video of Horn beating his daughters has sparked strong outcry.
“No matter what those kids did, no one deserves to be beaten to that extent. How can you keep going when your child is screaming like that?,” one commenter on the video asked.
It was definitely over kill, and a bit much. The video footage is so severe that YouTube has removed it.
Was Horn wrong for beating his daughters in the way that he did? Absolutely! Did they deserve some form of punishment definitely! Did he deserve to be arrested? I'm not so sure. It is always easier to judge a situation from the outside looking in as a perfect parent who raises their children perfectly. But unfortunately, and this may come as a shock to some people, but there is no such thing as a perfect parent's.
I am annoyed by the fact that these two "grown behind" girls ages 12, and 14 most likely haven't learned a lesson from all of this, besides the fact that they could probably get away with murder without being disciplined. No one has acknowledged the fact that these children posted their sexual suggestive dance moves on Facebook. I guess their questionable behavior got lost in the midst of this story. The question is. If these girls become pregnant as a result of this behavior, are the same people who are outraged over their fathers actions be willing to donate the funds necessary to help take care of these children's, children?
I don't think so.