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And The Federal Government Said:

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Toerag
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0 posted 02-17-2000 02:58 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

Don't slap your children in the face,
The Lord provided a better place.
What's wrong with our dear youth today?
The Federal government has their say.

Child abuse? No prayers in school?
but you're liable for what they do?
You can't spank, you can't pray,
Or you've offended someone some way.

Kid's don't need no discipline,
Time-out works for her or him,
Prayer at games? Surely not!
It offends those that have no God.

Let these kids do as they please,
Then at night while on your knees,
Pray to God that things get better,
They're your kids, now and forever!
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1 posted 02-17-2000 03:03 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'll jump in the AMEN corner for this one! Well said, Toe!!!
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Toe~ I LOVE IT! This is exactly why I home school my children!! You bet your butt I have 3 very well mannered children. They only make ME crazy!   -SEA
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Sea...yassee?....In my case it wouldn't be a problem?...I'm already nuts.....
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Toe~ then you'd feel right at home here! -SEA
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5 posted 02-17-2000 03:19 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Toe, you almost had home-schooling, didn't you? LOL. Or at least... you spent a lot of time at home? *EG*
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6 posted 02-17-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Suthern....yes ma'am...I did. In fact, the teachers loved me so damn much they were at my house, or on the phone, more than I was at school?....Yassee what a popular guy I was?
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ROFLMAO... Mr. Popularity, even then! LOL. Those teachers probably weren't being altogether complimentary or listing your sterling qualities in those meetings, dear one... but I'll bet they laughed their way home once out of your sight! LOL
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8 posted 02-17-2000 03:55 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Toe,
Amen, and in your strange vernacular you hit the nail right on the hammer.
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9 posted 02-17-2000 03:55 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

An excellent poem, very well put.  Are all southern gentleman as honest as you?

Marina
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Yeah, Belle!  What's it gonna be - are you a gentleman, or ain't ya?  lol

psst, Marina - lil suthern is all Belle, and she would make any Ball a divine event.

Toe - you old rascal.  I wish spankings could solve all problems. Maybe then, lil Lorelei could fix these problems I have with my behavior....  What's that?  I'm the one who needs the spankings????  But... but... I thought it was me who got to DO the spanking.  Rats...  I want a second opinion!

Great poem, nevertheless.
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11 posted 02-17-2000 04:57 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

All right, sailor... where did you lose your monacle? LOL I'm gentle when the situation warrants... but all woman. *G* However, since I didn't write the poem, and Toe IS a southern gentleman... and the finest and most honest of such gentlemen at that, I think Marina got it right!! LOL.

And now... regarding that second opinion.... tell Lor to let me know if she needs any help walloping your rear! LOL
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It would seem that the parents are the only ones getting slapped ... without a chance to protest
I hold a candle to your cause

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I'm just visually challenged!

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13 posted 02-17-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You stuck a lot of truth in this one about what's wrong these days. Must have been by accident  
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Welp,

we gotta be doing sumthin wrong, cuz things are a lot worse than they used to be!

Nicely said, Buzz.

Corinne
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Well now - I've gotta say that I have some wonderful little cherubs who simply LOVE time-out... It gets 'em outa class - What's wrong with this picture???

I like this one a lot, my friend..
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Right on TOE!!!  Lack of discipline these days has left some unruly children!
Take my butt to jail if you will, but I will NOT stop disciplining my kids!  

Prayer taken from school, but they need to be taught they can do it in their head. God hears them even if they don't say it out loud. They can pray anywhere, anytime!  Grrr. that angers me...I'm stepping down here before I go on a rant!

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One way you can save your riches,
And the other will save your soul.
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Yes you're right Dovie.....and I hope they do....but yanno?.....It would be nice if it were encouraged instead of hidden wouldn't it?...LOL
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I am so fortunate not to have been jailed for disciplining my kids, and what wonderful children they are.
Thanks for this one, Toe
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