The Huffington Post reports: Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote in support for instituting the death penalty for “rebellious children.”
In God’s Law, Fuqua’s 2012 book, the candidate wrote that while parents love their children, a process could be set up to allow for the institution of the death penalty for “rebellious children,” according to the Arkansas Times. Fuqua, who is anti-abortion, points out that the course of action involved in sentencing a child to death is described in the Bible and would involve judicial approval. While it is unlikely that many parents would seek to have their children killed by the government, Fuqua wrote, such power would serve as a way to stop rebellious children.
Here’s the passage in Deuteronomy 21:18-21 that calls for child killing:
18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
If this country sinks that low, then he-Fukua-should be used as an example. Then perhaps there wouldn’t be any idiots running around.
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“We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.” Dr. Michael Anderson, a Georgian pediatrician, considers prescription medicine the next great equalizer. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/health/attention-disorder-or-not-children-prescribed-pills-to-help-in-school.html?ref=us&_r=0-
Schools across the country are adopting a variety of different tools to monitor students both in school and outside school. Among these tools are RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags embedded in school ID cards, GPS tracking software in computers, and even CCTV video camera systems. According to school authorities, these tools are being adopted not to simply increase security, but to prevent truancy, cut down on theft and even improve students’ eating habits. David Rosen@ AlterNet
Then there is the death penalty suggested by another Southern sterling member of Congress and advocate of American Youth:
To have their children killed by the government; Fuqua wrote, such power would serve as a way to stop rebellious children. While it is unlikely that many parents would seek to have their children killed by the government, Fuqua wrote, “such power would serve as a way to stop rebellious children.”
Golly, my parents only threatened me with Catholic School. Times have changed.