(Proverbs 10:13 KJV) In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
Our modern culture is in the process of rejecting the “rod” (7626). It is the source of the anti-capital punishment philosophy. It rejects corporal punishment in schools. It labels parents who spank as child abusers. It is pushing an anti-bullying curriculum in our schools. Some people reject these for concern for misuse of physical correction. That is a legitimate concern. Others reject them all because they have the idea that human nature is good and people misbehave simply because of their environment and society. Those people reject the God of the Bible and His standards.
If that sounds strong then argue with God, not me. The death penalty is in the Bible. Corporal punishment is in this very verse. The Bible is very clear on the nature of man and it is steeped in sin not simply misguided.
So? Examine the basic ideas that you operate under. Are they from the Bible or Freud? Were they molded by Karl Marx and John Dewey or by Jesus and Paul? It you look closely the answers to those questions may shock you.