Think Progress – A candidate for the Arkansas legislature, Charlie Fuqua, says children who don’t demonstrate “respect for parents” should be put to death, the Arkansas Times reports. Fuqua is a former member of the Arkansas legislature and has received support from the Arkansas Republican Party and two sitting members of Congress. Here’s the key passage from Fuqua’s 2012 book, “God’s Law: The Only Political Solution“: The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21: Fuqua helpfully notes that “This passage does not give parents blanket authority to kill their children.” Rather, parents would have to “follow the proper procedure in order to have the death penalty executed against their children.” Fuqua assures the reader that, in his view, the procedure would “rarely be used.” The threat of death would, however, “be a tremendous incentive for children to give proper respect to their parents.’

When I was a kid I never got grounded. My parents always used to say they didn’t want me in the house with them. They always said “We didn’t want to punish ourselves.” Makes sense. I barely like hanging around me and I’m me. So they elected to go with the old “we’re not mad we’re disappointed” approach. Guess how that worked out for them? I’ll give you a hint – I have multiple college degrees that they paid for that I flushed down the toilet. I walked away from a job at a reputable accounting firm and hitched my wagon to Dave Portnoy. Just earlier today I put up a blog about a dude jerking off to a fat chick in the bar.

So guess how “disappointed” they are now? Think they’re “mad” yet? Yea I’d say they probably are. So my point here is that people love to talk about how its worse when your parents say their disappointed but the reality is that doesn’t do shit. I’ll tell you what does get my attention – threatening me with the death penalty. That one time in 8th grade when I got caught egging someones house on Halloween would have never happened if I was gonna be put to death. I knew full well my parents would be sad but they didn’t have the power to kill me so I just tossed away. Bottom line is there’s no greater deterrent than being dead. I’m pretty sure you institute this rule and you’ll never  have a disappointed parent again.