And half my family is from Canada. Newfoundland to be precise. This is what we can expect if the commucrats get their way. Liberals are like busy bodies, or Gladys Kravitz from the old TV series "Bewitched".
They want to tell everyone how to live their lives without practicing what they preach to others. And liberals are a lot like children, except not as cute.
This is also socialism at it's core. What recourse does a parent have in matters of discipline, if a court decides that perhaps you are being "too hard" on the child? And what recourse of legal action does a parent have if a court decides that they know better than you how to raise your kids? And why should the court even be involved unless there was a law broken to begin with?
My father would have taken out his belt and beat me 6 ways to next Sunday. Was he cruel? no. My mother would do the same thing. It's a parent's responsibility to raise children, not the courts. It's a parent's prerogative to punish their children when their children don't behave.
This is also further proof of the feminization of western society, especially here in the US. We are supposed to "feel" and not "think". What will happen to society when "feelings"replace "principals"? Men and women have their roles in raising children, both distinct and important, but men are supposed to be able to discipline a child when required in order to teach said child the difference between right and wrong. If she were my child, she would be wearing a pillow on her ass for a week as she wouldn't be able to sit down without remembering why her butt hurt so much. I am not blaming the father, he seems to be the injured party in this. Men are supposed to be men and women are supposed to be women. I am sick to death of liberals and society that want to make women out of men and men out of women. Please, give me a break.
It's no wonder that there are so many "male enhancement" ads out there as it seems men anymore have no balls, or at least there are those in society that don't want them to.
Court overturns father's grounding of 12-year-old
OTTAWA (AFP) — A Canadian court has lifted a 12-year-old girl's grounding, overturning her father's punishment for disobeying his orders to stay off the Internet, his lawyer said Wednesday.
The girl had taken her father to Quebec Superior Court after he refused to allow her to go on a school trip for chatting on websites he tried to block, and then posting "inappropriate" pictures of herself online using a friend's computer.
The father's lawyer Kim Beaudoin said the disciplinary measures were for the girl's "own protection" and is appealing the ruling.
"She's a child," Beaudoin told AFP. "At her age, children test their limits and it's up to their parents to set boundaries."
"I started an appeal of the decision today to reestablish parental authority, and to ensure that this case doesn't set a precedent," she said. Otherwise, said Beaudoin, "parents are going to be walking on egg shells from now on."
"I think most children respect their parents and would never go so far as to take them to court, but it's clear that some would and we have to ask ourselves how far this will go."
According to court documents, the girl's Internet transgression was just the latest in a string of broken house rules. Even so, Justice Suzanne Tessier found her punishment too severe.
Beaudoin noted the girl used a court-appointed lawyer in her parents' 10-year custody dispute to launch her landmark case against dear old dad.
Spare me, jeez.