The UN

While I happen to agree with the UN about the corporal punishment of children, I loved this observation by James Taranto today:

“The UN has told the Canadian government to ban all forms of corporal punishment of youngsters–including even a light slap,” reports the CanWest News Service. The Committee on Rights of the Child said Canada, as a signatory to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, is obliged to make spanking illegal. So if you’re a Canadian parent and you want to discipline your children without running afoul of the U.N., you may soon have to hire a Palestinian to blow him up.

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