Wouldn't it be great if the judges stood their ground in the UK....
How times have changed - here are some funny but unfortunately true school senarios of 1950's v 2012;
Scenario 1: Johnny and Fred get into a fight after school.
1950's - Crowd gathers. Fred wins. Johnny and Fred shake hands and end up best friends.
2012 - Police called and arrest Johnny and Fred. Charge them with assult and both are expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go on anger management programme for 3 months.
Scenario 2: Billy breaks a window in his neighbours car and his dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1950's - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college and becomes a successful businessman.
2012 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang.
Senario 3: Fred gets a headache and takes some asprin to school.
1950's - Fred gets a glass of water from Principal to take his asprin with.
2012 - Police called, Fred expelled from school for drug taking.
Senario 4: Johnny falls while running during morning break and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1950's - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2012 - Mary is accussed of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.
Senario 5: Johnny takes apart leftover fireworks from Guy Fawkes, puts them in a paint tin and blows up a wasp's nest.
1950's - Wasps die.
2012 - Police & Anti-Terrorism squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, investigate parents, siblings removed from house, computers confiscated. Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.