According to Charles Barkley and Adrian Peterson, it’s the norm in the South to whup your kids with a switch. Even if it weren’t clearly child abuse, aren’t welts what slaves used to get from their masters’ whips? Ironic cultural legacy.
And. Why? It’s a crime when you punch a stranger. You go to jail for that. But, if you beat a family member silly it’s a private matter. You play on Sunday.
And. How is putting boots on the ground in Syria going to stop radicalized psychopaths from killing people in Kansas? See Tsarnaev Brothers in Boston. GangWorld.
And. Will it take a major bridge collapse before we stop spending money on armies and weapons and wars and start spending on infrastructure here?