...The point I've been making in my debate here today is that people like Stefan use force on their kids (such as putting them in a car seat) and then when it comes to spanking, they act like they don't use force on their kids. Yes spanking is different than pulling your child with you as you go to the grocery store and he doesn't want to go, however force is behind both. Stefan and many other libertarians like to pretend that we don't use force on our children because in that one instance, when they are spanked, that force is more violent. In normal life, is the force you use to kidnap someone any less force than the force you use in a bar room brawl? Are you not "kidnapping" your child or falsly imprisoning them through the use of force when you dictate where they live, where they sleep, where they go to school, etc. That same force would be considered much more abusive if you used it on another adult than the force you used when you punch some dude at the club. So why does that force all of the sudden seem wrong when spanking your child but the force you use to keep them in your house is perfectly justified? Force is force. People like Stefan just don't want to accept that they are their child's master because it doesn't sound libertarian.
Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).
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