You can teach boundaries and values to your children without beating them, that's the moron's approach.<quoted text>
Discipline and love go hand in hand. Discipline has to be fair and consistent with more love to balance it out.
Many liberal children have no idea if they're loved or not because no one cares to teach them boundaries and what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviors in society. So they push the envelope as far as it will go out of sheer frustration and anger.
The increasing violence in the public schools is the only place you have to look to understand this.
Children are much smarter than liberals when it comes to knowing the importance of discipline. Trust me. They respect adults who do and test those who don't - to the limit.
My kids were never beaten and they've all turned out really well.