As if California needs this. You would think that the lack of experience would make someone timid to introduce such a law.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BP)–If a Democratic assemblywoman in California has her way, parents in that state could soon be fined or even jailed for spanking their toddlers, a practice Sally Lieber said victimizes helpless children.

Lieber, who does not have children, plans to introduce a bill this week that would make California the first state to make the spanking of children 4 years old and under a misdemeanor punishable by a year in jail or a fine of up to $1,000.

“The only thing a child learns by being beaten is that it’s OK to beat or dominate children or animals that are smaller,” Lieber told the Sacramento Bee. “To my mind, there’s no amount of physical force that’s appropriate on a child 3 years old or younger.”

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C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    1 Response to "I knew there was a reason I don’t live in CA"

    • Kevin Jones

      As a Californian, this is the kind of kooky politics that just drive you crazy. I don’t think that this is gaining much traction (maybe just wishful thinking.)

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