Spare the rod, get a Ferguson

That pesky social experiment called the NFL. If it’s not spouse abuse, it’s child abuse.

If the rules for disciplining children applied when I was a child, I would have been an orphan.

Yep. My grandmother, the woman who raised me would be in jail for child abuse, pure and simple.

My grandmother used whatever was handy for discipline, though her favorite weapon of choice was the “ironing cord.” They were detachable back in the day.

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson is finding out the hard way that your child is not your own, as has been charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child.

 

Adrian’s crime was disciplining his son with a branch, a crime my grandmother (and other relatives) committed numerous times on my person.

Peterson admitted in a police report that he did “whoop” one of his children while he was visiting him in Texas, where Peterson’s son pushed his brother off a motorbike video game.

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The 4-year-old child’s mother took her son to the doctor when he returned to Minnesota, and the doctor deemed the discipline “excessive.”

From CBS:

The doctor told investigators that the boy had a number of lacerations on his thighs, along with bruise-like marks on his lower back and buttocks and cuts on his hand.

Adrian Peterson child abuseThe police report says the doctor described some of the marks as open wounds and termed it “child abuse.” Another examiner agreed, calling the cuts “extensive.”

I think Adrian Peterson went too far, and that’s unfortunate. But it doesn’t make him a bad father. Parenting is difficult, and one size does not fit all.

The politically correct would rather Adrian Peterson raise a Michael Brown, Jr, so Liberal America has something to protest in 14 more years.

 

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