I constantly hear people complain that you cannot spank your kids today. This is BS. The truth is you can beat the hell out of your kids and get away with it--for years.
Occasionally, really, really bad examples of child abuse and neglect emerge. And even here, the constraints placed on this messed up system sometimes collude to allow children to suffer.
The first order of government is the protection of citizens. People who abuse children, who starve them, who allow them to live in utter filth, are entirely worthy of scorn and severe criminal penalties.
If changing the system means first destroying it, then fine. Feel free to call me a liberal or a hypocrite. I don’t care. Just change it.