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Court Rules In Favor Of Father Who Spanked Son For Cursing
Fox News ^ | 7/28/2014 | Fox News

Posted on 07/28/2014 10:49:00 AM PDT by Dallas59

NEW YORK, NY- When is spanking a crime?

A New York court just ruled in favor of a Long Island Dad who hit his 8-year-old son for cursing.

The court found that spanking was a reasonable use of force.

And other states are okaying it too.

Spanking is at the center of the New York state court case.

The state appellate court dismissed neglect charges against a Long Island father who spanked his 8-year old son for cursing at an adult, saying spanking did not constitute excessive punishment.

Criminal defense lawyer Arthur Aidala says the judge says as long as the punishment of spanking is within reason.

"The judge looks at the overall circumstances. There are so many children who unfortunately don’t have fathers around. Here you have a dad who cares and is trying to teach his boy a lesson, you don’t curse at adults, boom here's a whack," said Aidala.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: child; discipline; sapnk; spakn

1 posted on 07/28/2014 10:49:00 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
If you consistently teach your children and occasionally
give them a swat on the diaper, by the time they are our of diapers, the swat is no longer necessary.

We raised 7 and they turned out to be productive members of society who still speak to us.

2 posted on 07/28/2014 10:55:51 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: Dallas59

Keywords: sapnk . Sapnk? My beeber is stuned!

CC


3 posted on 07/28/2014 10:56:26 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

This is HUGH and SERIES!!!

DK


4 posted on 07/28/2014 10:59:20 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Dallas59

Im shocked that the judge didnt go nuts and throw the book at the “perpetrator”


5 posted on 07/28/2014 10:59:40 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s nice to see that a few rays of common sense still shine here and there.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 11:01:31 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Dallas59

Liberals believe that the more a child behaves, the more harm should fall upon him. That’s because liberals know that behaving children grow up into conservatives, while misbehaving children are more likely to grow up into liberals.


7 posted on 07/28/2014 11:05:20 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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8 posted on 07/28/2014 11:07:18 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Dallas59

Finally, a whiff of sanity in a world gone mad.


9 posted on 07/28/2014 11:09:36 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Dallas59

When I was a kid my parent’s didn’t have to spank me for cursing, they just got a bar of wet soap and washed my mouth out with it. I think I only cursed once and have never cursed since.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 11:14:24 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%S?)
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To: Dallas59

It doesn’t take a village!

Thank heaven for fathers who love their children enough to nurture and discipline them.

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.”

Pope John XXIII


11 posted on 07/28/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT by outofsalt
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To: Dan(9698)

We used 1-2-3 magic method. It works well up to a point.

And it only takes a few “3’s for them to get the message. The difference for me was that upon reaching “3” they got a 3 shot spanking not a 5 minute time out. The “time out” deal expired pretty early on and “corporal” made sure they understood the rules.

My hard and fast rule is: no more than three shots to the backside. There were pants up spankings, and pants down spankings, and they know the difference.

Also, I would count at varying speeds to inject a level of uncertainty to assure immediate compliance with the first directive.

My kids are 8 and 6 and I haven’t had to spank them but a few times in their lives. Once to the understood what it meant to get to “3” and, once pants down as what I called “capital” offenses.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Dallas59

Who brought the charges?


13 posted on 07/28/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Vinylly
“Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand...”

Ralphie

14 posted on 07/28/2014 11:22:18 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: bigbob

Who brought the charges?

_________________________________________

Exactly!

Time to sue the everliving dog sh1t out of some people, I hope he gets some pit bull lawyer


15 posted on 07/28/2014 11:32:49 AM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: bigbob
"Who brought the charges?"

That was my first question, although the comment that actually came to my mind was: Who's the moron that filed the charges?

16 posted on 07/28/2014 11:45:30 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Dallas59

Logic and reason take time to educate very small children into, and it should be done, and in the meantime a single
smack can stop something immediately, give the child pause
to think, and leaves room for reasonable discussion when
the child is ready for it.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 11:47:10 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Dallas59

Never strike a chid in the face, Nature Provided A Much Better Place.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 12:20:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Ouderkirk

I sometimes babysit my great-nephews. They are 2 and 4, so let’s just say there are some discipline issues.

One day, after the 3rd time-out, the older one looked at me and said “Don’t you just ever spank kids?!?!”. He was exasperated with this whole “you did this, you sit here, you tell me what you did wrong, you get up”. Major waste of his time.

I told him that only moms and dads and Grampa are allowed to spank. His timeouts have decreased. He knows what to expect, in the behaviour department, from me. And yes, I did spank my kids, but not after a certain age (probably about 4).


19 posted on 07/28/2014 12:30:36 PM PDT by blu
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To: Dallas59

Swat on the butt is the exclamation point of life.

You cannot possibly reason with a two year-old, but they do understand a stern “No” with that exclamation point.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 12:57:26 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: DanielRedfoot

“”Who brought the charges?””

I also wondered how on earth this ever got to a court..


21 posted on 07/28/2014 1:09:35 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: CrazyIvan
“Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand...” Ralphie

Freaking brilliant dialogue, as was "Schwartz got his".

We used liquid soap applied with the finger.

22 posted on 07/28/2014 1:14:33 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Oatka

The whole movie is a treasure. Part of the Christmas ritual for my family. My wife still won’t let me get on of those lamps, tho.


23 posted on 07/28/2014 5:33:40 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: CrazyIvan

on = one.


24 posted on 07/28/2014 5:34:50 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: Dallas59
OMG, this will lead to total anarchy, people will be running around supermarkets
beating other peoples kids and getting away with it. It will be like the old west
with belts, whips, and razorstraps!


25 posted on 07/28/2014 5:52:31 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: CrazyIvan
My wife still won’t let me get on of those lamps, tho.

Same here. :-( But . . . my brother sent me a "leg" night night. Only thing is, I have to put it in the FAR hallway.


26 posted on 07/28/2014 6:04:58 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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