If you were spanked and you now think it is ok for an adult to hit a child, it clearly messed you up. It made you think that it is appropriate for a parent to cause pain to a child to control them. You ARE more violent because you hit children.
You aren't allowed to hit your spouse, a stranger or even a dog, and you hit the most vulnerable person of all, the child you are supposed to love and care for.
AND the definition of hit so you spankers can't clam you don't hit:
: to move your hand, a bat, etc., quickly so that it touches someone or something in a forceful or violent way
to cause to come into contact