Nazi-named Kids Taken From Parents

Heath and Deborah Campbell named their kids Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation, Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie. They drew national attention when they asked a New Jersey ShopRite to prepare a swastika birthday cake. This, naturally, prompted the state to consider whether the Campbells were fit parents. An appeals court today held that they should not regain custody of their children. (source)

No love for nazis around here, and I certainly do not think that reproduction should be a right. The Campbells, pretty clearly by my standards, would be good candidates for forced sterilization. Not because of their political views, but just because the world population has now hit 7 billion, and the vast majority of them are incredibly stupid and causing the devolution of the species into a feces-slinging, filth wallowing sack of protoplasm — Homo Walmartus. The Campbells are a good example of this, and in a perfect world they would not have been permitted to spawn.

But, I am still deeply troubled that an existing family can be dismantled by the state at all — let alone because the parents have deeply unpopular political views. The article on the Campbells states that the court found “sufficient evidence of abuse or neglect existed because of domestic violence in the home.” (source) It seems, from reports about the family, that the home is completely screwed up beyond all recognition, but it certainly seems that they were targeted for their views. Good people may say “good, nazis suck.” But, when we make exceptions to general principles because we hate nazis, we’ve opened the door to the second exception, and from there the third, and so on.

8 Responses to Nazi-named Kids Taken From Parents

  1. evrenseven says:

    The issue here is whether giving the kids those names arises to abuse, and the trial court ostensibly found so. It makes perfect sense; you’re basically giving your child zero chance of success in life. This is no different than crippling emotional abuse for which a child would also be removed from a home.

    • Marc says:

      I don’t know that I agree the names themselves are “abuse” to a degree that warrants removal from the home. Later in life, if little Adolph wants, he can drop his middle name from his resume. And when JoyceLynn is working the pole down at Cheetahs, she can just act like a normal train wreck, instead of a Nazi train wreck.

      That said, I don’t share Marc’s concern that these guys were “targeted for their views”. I don’t think that naming your kid after Hitler or dressing up in an SS uniform itself is grounds for having your family dismantled. BUT, I don’t think it’s an overreach for a social worker to take that as a cue to drive by the house and see if it looks like a healthy environment to raise children…..

      • evrenseven says:

        Well, I bet there were some pretty bad things in that household. I would venture to guess there were improperly stored firearms, general filth, etc. All that stuff is sealed, so there could be far more reasons than the names that we will never know about.

    • benjamin3@gmail.com says:

      You’re also giving a child a diminished chance of success by naming them “Shanaynay” or “Pebble.” The issue is: where popular disapproval (over a name or a political view) rises to the level of “abuse.” What other rulings can be extrapolated from the decision that naming your child Adolf is akin to emotional abuse?

      The Nazis were horrible, we all agree on that. But in unbiased-historic-fact-land, the Christians are responsible for a much greater number deaths than the Nazis. If popular opinion was informed enough to echo reality, maybe we would be reading a case about the dismantling of a family for naming the son ‘Paul.’

  2. No love for nazis around here…. The Campbells, pretty clearly by my standards, would be good candidates for forced sterilization.

    Ah. Irony.

  3. Mark Kernes says:

    “Not because of their political views, but just because the world population has now hit 7 billion, and the vast majority of them are incredibly stupid and causing the devolution of the species into a feces-slinging, filth wallowing sack of protoplasm — Homo Walmartus.” — DANG! You DO know how to turn a phrase!

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