CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CBS) -- A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas had some harsh words for a mother charged with spanking her own child before sentencing her to probation.
"You don't spank children today," said Judge Jose Longoria. "In the old days, maybe we got spanked, but there was a different quarrel. You don't spank children."
Rosalina Gonzales had pleaded guilty to a felony charge of injury to a child for what prosecutors had described as a "pretty simple, straightforward spanking case." They noted she didn't use a belt or leave any bruises, just some red marks.
This is unbelievable. What gives Judge Jose Longoria the right to dictate how a woman's child should be disciplined? Does he not realize that our country is in the state that it's in today because of people like him who didn't discipline their children when they were young?
Sure, we all have different parenting styles, but unless this woman was clearly abusing her child - which it doesn't sound like she was - Judge Longoria has no right to sentence Ms. Gonzales.
Judge Longoria should be unseated for violating the personal rights of this woman and for being a giant douchebag. His job is to uphold the Constitution, not impose his beliefs on others when they're not rooted in the Constitution he's supposed to uphold and protect.
The problem with Judge Longoria's descision was best summed up by a commenter: "The nanny state is here. This is a slippery slope!"
Indeed it is.