Comment: Uhm...

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Uhm...

First off, on what authority do you speak for nature's intention? (Seriously try to answer that)

Second of all, the question isn't whether or not the cop or the father have authority.

The question is whether or not causing physical pain to another (aside from defense) falls within that authority. I'd say no, in both cases.

BTW, it's inconsistent to say that nature intends for a parent to have authority over a child and also be pro-life (I am not sure if you are pro-life or not, but I would guess you are).