Women and politics don’t mix

Thus spake the parenting expert:

Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, wants to outlaw spanking children up to 3 years old. If she succeeds, California would become the first state in the nation to explicitly ban parents from smacking their kids….

But Lieber is optimistic that lawmakers will find her proposal hard to resist. For the record, she does not have children and says she was not slapped as a child. But she does have a cat named Snoop, which her veterinarian told her never to hit.

“And if you never hit a cat,” Lieber said, “you should never hit a kid.”l

If anyone needs a spanking, clearly it’s Miss Lieber. And maybe the dessicated corpse of that Tennessee legislator who voted in women’s suffrage in the United States because his Mommy told him to. Yes, unsurprisingly, blame all comes down to the Mommy’s boys in the end.

I think it’s time to form the John Adams Society Against Suffrage, dedicated to the repeal of the 19th Amendment. John Adams’ wife famously once tried to persuade him into extending the franchise to include women, whereupon the second President of the United States turned her over his knee, gave her a severe spanking and ravished her thoroughly.

To which Mrs. Adams is reported to have said: “Oh, John, you devil!”

(Actually, he merely wrote her a well-reasoned explanation for why doing so would destroy human liberty, making a case that has been subsequently proven by events. But think we can all agree that my version is funnier, therefore it is more entertaining, and therefore it is more beautiful since the popularity of Us Magazine proves that beauty is entertainment, and because beauty equals truth, it is therefore true… or at least truer in essence than mere “documented history”. QED.)

I’m not quite sure I follow Mrs. Lieber’s logic, however. It’s true that one should never hit a cat, as cats are, quite clearly, for kicking. Does this mean that one should therefore kick small children? I don’t think so.