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    Friday, December 21st, 2012 10:23 am

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  • “Spanking children can cause long-term developmental damage and may even lower a child’s IQ.”

    | February 7, 2012

    Spanking kids can cause long-term harm-Canada study

    “Spanking children can cause long-term developmental damage and may even lower a child’s IQ…”

    “‘What people have realized is that physical punishment doesn’t only predict aggression consistently, it also predicts internalizing kinds of difficulties, like depression and substance use.’”

    “‘There are no studies that show any long term positive outcomes from physical punishment.’”

    Spanking should be illegal, report says

    “Researchers found that families that reduced their use of physical punishment saw a decline in aggression and anti-social behaviour in their children.”

    “Images of children’s brains gathered in another study suggested that physical punishment may change areas in the brain connected to performance on IQ tests and could increase a child’s vulnerability to drug and alcohol dependence.”

    “A 2000 Canadian study found children who were spanked were seven times more likely to be assaulted by their parents.”

    I read some typical comments today regarding this issue:

    “I was spanked, and I turned out okay.”

    Is it possible that you would have been okay without that handful of spankings? Could it be that the spankings just stand out in your memory because they were so traumatic? Didn’t your parents give you any positive parenting that could explain why you are “okay”?  Do those spankings really deserve all the credit they get? Just because you think spanking did you no harm does not mean you should have been subjected to it. Quoting Gordon H. Clark, “Children sometimes survive diphtheria or infantile paralysis but we do not try to give it to them.” “And because I am happy, and dance and sing. They think they have done me no injury…” William Blake

    “I spank my children, but only a few times!”

    If spanking is so great, then why only do it a few times? Is there something wrong with spanking that makes it acceptable to only spank a few times?

    “You should spank so your child doesn’t run into the street.”

    Do parents really rely on a past spanking to protect their children from danger? Are you that confident in a previous spanking that you would risk your child’s life?

    “There is a difference between spanking and abuse.”

    Tell that to a woman who has been hit by her husband. He just hit her a few times – but that’s not abuse? Another ridiculous line is when people insist that spanking is not beating. Duh.

    “Spanking is needed because it gets the children’s attention. Just a quick bam gets their attention.”

    Seriously. You have that poor of a relationship that you need to hit your children before they listen? Sounds like hitting in anger – the typical taboo of Spanking 101… Pick up the child. Remove him from the situation. And problem solve. Be the grown-up.

    I learned today that Canadians, even news anchors, don’t even know the existing law in Canada about spanking.

    A Canadian Politician Who Cares About Unborn Babies!!

    | December 21, 2011

    MP calls for Parliament to examine Canada’s total lack of abortion law

    “Canadian law provides no human rights protection whatsoever for children before the moment of complete birth… This results from an unusual Canadian statute which defines a human being as a child who has completely proceeded in a living state from the mother’s body, whether or not the child has breathed… In Canada a child is legally considered to be sub-human while his or her little toe remains in the birth canal, even if he or she is breathing.” Stephen Woodworth, Conservative MP for Kitchener Centre

    “Quebec to ban prayer in home-based daycares”

    | November 26, 2011

    Quebec to ban prayer in home-based daycares

    “Jean Charest’s Liberal government issued a directive last December stipulating that government-funded daycares must not offer any activity that aims to teach a belief, dogma, or practice of a particular religion.”

    “The directive, which took effect June 1st, banned religious prayers, crafts, and songs – including many Christmas carols…”

    “Now the Ministry of Families and Seniors has indicated they will extend the ban into home-run daycares that are subsidized by the government.”

    Sharia Law in Canada and in The New Libya

    | October 23, 2011

    War on women

    “Libya’s transitional leader says Islamic Sharia law will be the “basic source” of all law.”

    From The Donald’s Speech

    | October 6, 2011

    Trump said, “The US economy is in the toilet thanks to the guy…you in Canada think the guy’s a genius, but believe me, he’s not.”

    Guess What?! You Can Strangle Your Newborn in Canada and Walk Free

    | September 13, 2011

    Shock: No jail time for woman who strangled newborn because Canada accepts abortion, says judge

    “An Alberta judge has let a woman who strangled her newborn son walk free by arguing that Canada’s absence of a law on abortion signals that Canadians “sympathize” with the mother…”

    “According to Justice Veit, Canada’s lack of an abortion law indicates that ‘while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support…’”

    “‘Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother,’ she added.”

    “Under Canada’s Criminal Code, a woman who has not ‘fully recovered’ from the effects of birth can be found guilty of the lesser charge of infanticide. To bring forward the infanticide defense, which carries a maximum sentence of five years, there must be evidence that the woman’s mind was disturbed…”

    “Pro-life advocates have warned for years that widespread acceptance of abortion will open the door to greater societal acceptance of infanticide, beginning with the euthanizing of disabled newborns. Infanticide proponent Peter Singer, a top ethicist at Princeton University, has said, for example, ‘there is no sharp distinction between the foetus and the newborn baby.’”

    Sounds Like Stealing

    | August 9, 2011

    Political activism in Canada is all about people lobbying the government to give them other people’s money.

    Two Books Pre-Ordered

    | August 3, 2011

    A stern chat with Steyn

    Michael Vey [Official Trailer] [HD] (Educators/Homeschool: Curriculum coming soon!)

    BC Teachers Union’s Demands

    | July 6, 2011

    Contract demands ‘unrealistic’ – Employer pins costs at $2.1b

    “Among the proposals is a 26-week, fully paid leave of absence per year for direct or indirect compassionate care “to any person,” a concession the BCPSEA estimates could cost $49 million.”

    “The BCTF is also asking for a total of 10 days paid bereavement leave upon the death of “any friend or relative” -up from the five days currently given to teachers for immediate family -at an estimated cost of $80 million.”

    “Giving teachers five paid days per year for chosen professional activities, for which they currently have no allowance. Cost: $80 million.”

    C A N A D A _ D A Y

    | June 30, 2011

    C A N A D A . . . The country where taxpayers are forced to pay for the bloody dismemberment of about 100,000 unborn babies every year, for any reason, at any stage of development. More than three million unborn babies have died from abortion in Canada since 1969, when abortion was first decriminalized. Oh, Canada.

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