Monday, January 3, 2011

Anti-Spanking Bill Debate – Why Now?

The Toronto Sun has published an article about Liberal Senator Celine Hervieux-Payette and her anti-spanking bill (S-204). Not much news here, except for one question: Why now?

Really - why now? The bill itself was reintroduced last April and it's been stuck at second reading debate ever since. The Parliament is once again on a long Christmas break (protests and padlocks anyone?) plus, the bill itself is still far from the top of the order of precedence, so it won't be debated (let alone - voted on) until mid February at the very least...

So why did the Toronto Sun find it important to raise awareness of the bill? Did they run out of stuff to fill the pages with on this dull New Year's Day weekend? Or is it the beginning of a new campaign against those wife-beating child-beating inbred redneck Conservatives? I guess we shall wait and see. Meanwhile, here's what some of the readers think about Senator Hervieux-Payette's initiative:
If you ever wonder what the Liberals want to do with Canada, just look at this woman. She's the same one this week who decided that she wants to mandate that half of the boards of directors of publicly traded companies must be female as well.

Have a business? Liberals want part. Have kids? Liberals want a part of that, too. Welcome to the leftist version of freedom.
(Sean Carnegie
January 2nd 2011, 10:39pm)

why stop there? why not just take our kids away from us at birth along with what's left of our pay cheqs if anyone needs to be educated it's smug, self righteous, left wing, social engineers who always know better than us dumb peons how to raise OUR kids, how to spend OUR money, etc. I can only pray liberals provincial & federal are spanked big time the next time they face the electorate
(Con Hockeye
January 3rd 2011, 6:47am)

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Somehow parents don't seem to be excited about the proposed law. Hopefully, their opinion eventually prevails among the Senators. The Senate did pass a similar bill some 2-3 years ago, when the Liberals held 3:1 majority, but now, the bill is stuck at the second reading. And, hopefully, that's where it stays until Senator Hervieux-Payette retires.

1 comment:

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

Spanking will not cease.
Just ask any parent who has had to "unpaint" a family pet.
This is typical nanny state interference. Where are these busybodies when a father kills a daughter out of "honour"?