Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette deserves a nice pat on the back for suppressing parental rights of child rearing. I think she's just mad because her parents gave her such a stupid looking name. And she's Canadian.
Clearly, she's an intellectual welter wait.
Speaking of pats on the back, this is one of my favorite Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen quotes:
There is nothing that develops character in a young boy like a pat on the back, provided it is given often enough, hard enough and low enough.But READ IT IN CONTEXT, it's even better.
I'm also fairly fond of this cartoon from 1860. It depicts Lady Columbia (early symbol of the United States of America) spanking Stephen Douglas, as Uncle Sam cheers on.