Jon Stewart Wonders: Should Kansans Be Hitting Their Kids Harder? (Video)

It’s said that every state is a laboratory of democracy — but Jon Stewart says a proposed new Kansas law shows why they’re more like meth labs of democracy.

A proposed law by state Rep. Gail Finney, a Wichita Democrat, would allow “up to 10 forceful applications in succession of a bare, open-hand palm against the clothed buttocks of a child,” according to the Wichita Eagle. Her bill would allow “reasonable physical force” to restrain a child being spanked, and allows that “redness or bruising may occur on the tender skin of a child as a result.”



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