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Audio: John Bishop on Radio NZ – There has to be a better way of bringing up your kids than smacking them

June 15, 2009

John Bishop had a nice little rant on The Panel on Afternoons with Jim Mora on National Radio today.

He says:

  • The question assumes that smacking is part of good parental correction – which is an assumption that John and many other people dispute.
  • Vote YES if you favour smacking being a crime, you want to keep the law the way it is, you support a violence free society, but you find yourself in the company of Sue Bradford and the Nanny State, and those people who think they know how to bring up your children better than you do.
  • Vote No if you’d like to go back to the previous law where “reasonable force” is a defence against physically hitting children, and you find yourself in the company of the whackers and the bashers and the wacky right and all of those people.
  • John is voting YES because he believes, along with Pita Sharples, that there has to be a better way of bringing up your children than smacking them.

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