Wait, Is It Illegal to Beat Your Misbehaving Child With an Extension Cord?
A North Carolina man -- that man above, 36-year-old Charles Lee Gerald -- turned himself into police last night and they charged him with child abuse after he beat his 8-year-old son with an extension cord.
Charles told police he did beat his son, but he did so because the child had gotten in trouble at school.
That'll learn him.
Listen. We don't know about you all, but our asses have been whooped plenty-o-times when we were growing up with extension cords, shoes, spatulas -- anything our mothers could get their hands on. We learned real quick the consequences of our actions and not to do whatever we did to get the beating ever again. While it may not have been the best form of punishment (if there is one), it was effective. If more parents disciplined their children then you wouldn't read stories of 11 year olds raping other kids or of kids trying to kill their parents by setting them on fire. Many of you will disagree and you all are entitled to that opinion.