The real child abuse
Once again our childish lawmakers are looking for another dog to wag. Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, has attempted to divert attention away from democratic opposition to Jessica's Law by "protecting" our children from "spanking."
Are we supposed to be impressed with disputed studies and data that includes current illegal child abuse? Piercing an infant's ears fits the legal definition of assault better than a swat to deter a 2-year-old from touching a stove.
Poor diet and lack of exercise will create much more health and psychological issues for children than non-abusive spanking. Shall we arrest those parents who cannot afford a proper diet? Or should we simply redirect our efforts back to protecting children from child predators instead of replacing them in a cell with a mother who gave her 2-year-old a swat?