Here at AATTP, we spend a lot of time shaming right wingers’ backwards policies and attitudes but sometimes, it is necessary to out one of our own. Kansas state Rep. Gail Finney (D) has proposed a bill that would allow parents, teachers, and caregivers to spank children hard enough to leave marks.
Current legislation in Kansas allows spanking, as long as it does not leave marks. However, that’s not enough for Finney. She wants those who care for the children of her state to really be able to whale on the kids…teach them a lesson.
Finney wants to allow up to ten strikes with the hand, and feels that it should be able to leave bruising without penalty. Before you think she is completely heartless, she would still agree with banning beating with fists, belts, a switch, and head and body shots. She’s not the devil, after all.
Gail Finney can be contacted at the following phone numbers, according to kslegislature.org:
Her e-mail address is [email protected].