I guess someone who dares to believe spanking should be something that parents have at their disposal just like they should have all the other discipline techniques at their disposal is not welcome here.
Just because we have it doesn't mean it should be used. I'm happier that something that CPS here in Canada has been using as an excuse to snatch children away can no longer be used.
We are allowed to use open hand on a butt. Not face, not back, not fist, open hand on the gluteus maximus. For the last decade at least, we haven't even been allowed to use that. I went through four different "parenting courses" that all tried to shame me into hating spanking but I stood my ground. There is a time and a place for a spanking, just as there is a time and a place for time outs, grounding, etc. But do any of those for too long and it is considered child abuse - neglect, illegal confinement etc. Gotta love Ministry demanded parenting courses that teach nothing of use.
Just because we have been giving the ability to spank back, doesn't mean that parents all over Canada will spank. It is simply a tool that can be used if and when it is needed.
Now, if a parent who believes in spanking were to use a tool like a belt or a paddle or a brush or any sort of tool and call it spanking, I would call the cops on them - that isn't spanking, that's beating and beating is abuse!
I was never spanked. I was beaten unless she wasn't able to grab something first. I remember my mother beating me so hard and for so long that she broke the implement over my ass - at least 3 wooden spoons, 1 possibly 2 brushes and at least 1 belt. She still believes that she never beat or spanked me, only gave me "appropriate" discipline which was as she put it supposed to be "cruel and unnusual." I was slowly burning all her wooden spoons milimetre by milimetre on the stove because I wanted her to stop beating me. She's still in denial.
I can see your point of view : spanking is wrong. Can you at least try to see mine: there is a time and place for every sort of discipline including spanking.