And guess who is pushing for it to happen? None other that Vice President Biden's son Beau Biden, the Delaware Attorney General. In my book, spanking a child is a necessity if the child does something that requires punishment. Everybody has been spanked as a child at one point during their childhood. To imprison parents for spanking their child is absolutely unheard of. This new bill will do that and it's already been approved by the state senate. Your thoughts? Big Brother goes on spanking binge Excerpts: Swatting little Johnny on the bottom to make sure he doesnt try again to put a fork in an electrical socket soon could make mom or dad a criminal subject to the penalties of child-abuse laws in Delaware. Senate Bill 234, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Patricia Blevins (District 7), creates a definition of the term physical injury in the child abuse and neglect laws to include pain, according to a new report from the Home School Legal Defense Association. Currently the law permits a parent to use force to punish a child for misconduct, but it prohibits any act that is likely to cause or does cause physical injury. By redefining physical injury to include the infliction of pain on a child, spanking would become a crime in Delaware punishable by imprisonment. The organization said if it passes the House, Delaware would become the first state in the nation to outlaw corporal discipline of children by their parents. According to a report from Delaware First Media, the driving force behind the bill has been state Attorney General Beau Biden, a Democrat whose father is Vice President Joe Biden.