Don't Ban Spanking

Research shows that spanking children can sometimes be effective. Outlawing it could criminalize reasonable parenting.
Not the same.

When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted for injuring a child earlier this month, a lot of journalists explained that the lesson we should take away was not that it's wrong to leave welts and bruises or use a switch on a child. It's that the physical punishment of children is always wrong -- and should perhaps be outlawed.

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