Comment: Yes, the rod

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Yes, the rod

is your authority. If you don't use it, it's as if your child were the hooligans walking by your window cussing. You don't have authority over them so guiding them isn't your concern. It's not literal hitting I'm talking about here. This comes from a shepherd society.

Defend Liberty!