"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Family Values 

In case you were wondering, almost 3 out of 4 Americans think it's perfectly acceptable for one to commit a violent criminal act - assault and battery - so long as the victim is the perpetrator's child. Broken down by state, nearly 9 out of 10 Alabamans approve of child abuse, the highest percentage in the nation, while "only" a little more than half of all Vermonters are comfortable with the idea of beating one's kids.

But the good news is that over two thirds of us are put off by the idea of washing a child's mouth with soap.

 

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