WEB Notes: You can listen to the UN or you can listen to God’s Word. “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes,” (Proverbs 13:24). Discipline is a good thing and our Father executes it with us as well. I do not believe anyone should smack their child though. The Lord provided a fair amount of flesh on our back sides that are perfect for providing discipline.
The United Nations wants parents who physically discipline their children with smacks or spankings to be thrown behind bars and have their families torn to shreds by government. Of course, the “Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children,” Marta Santos Pais, did not put it quite that explicitly. But that is an accurate description of the UN bureaucrat’s demands, as issued in a series of official statements posted on the UN’s website this month. It is also part of the global agenda to destroy parental rights, as envisioned in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that Santos Pais helped write and that extremists in the United States are trying to impose on the American people.
In recent years, the United States and the United Kingdom have both already come under UN fire for failing to criminalize parents who discipline their children. Last year, for example, the UN released a “human rights” report by “experts,” mostly from totalitarian regimes, blasting U.K. authorities for not bowing down to the anti-family agenda. Among other actions, the UN report called on the government to jail parents who spank or smack their children as a disciplinary tool. The UN “experts” also demanded a tax-funded propaganda campaign demonizing traditional parenting. In 2014, meanwhile, a similar UN “Human Rights Committee” demanded that the federal government ignore the U.S. Constitution to impose a nationwide ban on corporal punishment.