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Conservative Values

Justin Trudeau: So, so much worse than you thought he would be

Justin Trudeau has now been Canada's prime minister for five months. Those Christians who told me that Trudeau's term would come and go with no real damage to our country's moral fabric-whatever's left of it, anyway-were very, very wrong.

Things have started off rather ominously. For those who like to turn up their noses at warnings that a growing government always crowds into the space of Christians who want to raise their children in peace, consider this fact: The Liberal government has pledged to repeal Canada's law allowing spanking.

Canada's Criminal Code, Article 43, states, "Every schoolteacher, parent or person standing in the place of a parent is justified in using force by way of correction toward a pupil or child, as the case may be, who is under his care, if the force does not exceed what is reasonable under the circumstances." Now, for all those who were ever physically disciplined but feel as if they had loving parents rather than abusive ones, Canadian law could soon disagree.

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