NJ kids with Nazi-inspired names removed from home

NJ kids with Nazi-inspired names removed from home

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[quote=AP]NJ kids with Nazi-inspired names removed from home

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HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Three New Jersey siblings whose names have Nazi connotations have been placed in the custody of the state, police said. The children, ranging in age from 3 to under 1, were removed from their home Friday. They drew attention last month when a supermarket bakery refused to put the name of the oldest — Adolf Hitler Campbell — on a birthday cake.

State workers didn’t tell police why the children were taken, police Sgt. John Harris said. A family court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

The other two children, both girls, are JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.

The father, Heath Campbell, had no comment when contacted by The Express-Times of Easton, Pa. The Associated Press could not locate a working telephone number for the family on Wednesday.

Kate Bernyk, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Youth and Family Services, said the agency doesn’t comment on specific cases.

From The Express-Times of Easton, Pa., lehighvalleylive.com

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I feel sorry for these kids. Their parents were truly callous to give them names associated with such evil.

The Lord will make a way for them.

Well, so much for “diversity” and “tolerance” and all that other liberal horsepuckey. It’s okay to refuse to be inclusive if the other party is of the Nazi persuasion, I guess. :wink: And while we’re at it, so much for the 1st Amendment.

For the record, I think the parents are idiots. However, that’s besides the point.

Does anyone besides me see the irony here? Two parents name their kids after a historical figure who headed an oppressive, monolithic police state, and so, to save the kids from this, the New Jersey authorities charge in on a white horse and seize the kids, just like what would happen in…an oppressive, monolithic police state.

In their zeal to condemn what they view as the ultimate bad, New Jersey has turned into exactly what they’re condemning.

Funny old world, isn’t it?

I think there is a real argument to be made here that naming their children these names is a form of abuse.

Having such names guarantees that these children will have a great deal of strife and emotional hardship in their lives. To knowingly bring this onto them is certainly abusive.

I can only hope that the names are not the reason for the apprehending of the children. It would be the ultimate hypocrisy for the State to allow them to give the kids those names and then turn around and apprehend the kids.

I am willing to believe other reasons could have been at play. If the parents were stupid enough to use those names, maybe there are other parenting issues at well.

Poor children.

I agree up to a point, but how come nobody seized Frank Zappa’s kids after he named them Dweezil and Moon Unit One?

Well, as strange as those names are, they are not names which are associated with pure evil.

Naming someone “Adolf Hitler” is similar to naming them “Satan”. In fact, I think that the name “Adolf Hitler” could possibly cause a violent reaction.

Let’s hold on a minute here. New Jersey DYFS operates under very strict rules, and they can’t really do anything unless the case is pretty serious. In fact, they operate with their hands tied in a lot of situations where they’d be better of with more freedom of action.

If they removed the kids from the home, there was something else going on. DYFS doesn’t have that much authority.

Do you think that if a parent had named their child Josef Stalin Smith or Margaret Sanger Phillips or Charles Marx Jefferson there would be as much of an outrage even though the three named above have killed/aided in the killing of many many more than the Nazi’s could have dreamed of killing?

How about naming your kid Mohammed? Again, more death and destruction than Hitler. Engels? Lenin?

Would we protest Frederick Nietzsche Johansen, named after the philosophical father of Hitler?

If we feel that naming children after is evil is wrong (which it is) we need to be consistent with it.

If that’s the case and the article did not mention it, then it’s simply one more example of journalistic dishonesty, isn’t it?

No, its really not. The article specifically says that state officials would not say why the children were removed from the home. Read the article again; it recaps why the children are known in the first paragraph, notes that the state wouldn’t say why and that a hearing is scheduled in the second, discusses the family in the third and fourth, and again says that the agency wouldn’t comment in the last.

In many communities folks are trying to tell mothers (partcularly young unwed ones) that in naming a child: ‘think of a resume.’ When the kid is trying to get a job 20 years hence how will your brainstorm play?

Tavis Smiley has been particularly stressing this.

This is excellent advice. Part of it, unfortunately, is racism. Several recent studies showed that applicants with unusual names were usually black or were assumed to be black and were selected for interviews less than 20% of the time that the same resumes with “normal” names were selected. Looking for the studies.

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