Oh here we go, this is when the butthurt really starts.
There is a difference between beating the hell out of your kid for no reason, and actual corporal punishment.
Corporal punishment, I've gone through it, and dammit, I am glad I did, I always treated my teachers, my betters, and everyone with respect. I am the one to shake someone's hand, and call them sir or ma'am. It's who I am. Why? My dad and my grandfather, and my Uncle, all marines, every single one of them RESPECTABLE PEOPLE OF SOCIETY, weren't afraid to smack me around if I did something stupid.
Kids nowadays? Brats, every single one of them are brats.