I believe, in order for us to adhere to "the better angels of our nature" that we must be held accountable to a strict authority.
When you are held accountable, you understand you have standards to meet and you are not alone to indulge in reckless, irresponsible or waton behavior. There are rules of conduct to obey. Those rules come with consequences and, as a Disciplinarian, the consequence is spanking; and it is meaningful and sometimes severe. Because done properly, spanking discipline is the most effective method of positive reinforcement.
"For the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later yields the peaceful fruit of right living to those who have been trained by it."
A strong authority has your best interest at heart. She controls, but does not smoother. She corrects with force, but will not injure. And she never breaks your spirit, but strenghthens it; so that you are fit and able to conquer the challenges an indifferent life may bring.
The hand, strap, hairbrush, tawse or cane brought down repeatedly on your exposed bare bottom, reinforces the scolding that comes along with corporal correction.
"Stripes that wound cleanse away evil; and strokes make clean the innermost parts."
But then now you've emerged from the experience purged, strong an focused. Even the soreness you feel for the next several days, reminds you that your bottom has been well tended and you've taken your consequences like a woman or a man.
Accountability and consequence remind you that you are not alone and there is a responsible, authority who cares for you and what you do.
Interview: All Things Spanking