All the horror stories of abused children notwithstanding, I have far more faith in the basic human decency of crackhead mothers and violent, alcoholic fathers than I do in the various state child abuse agencies:
Police say three New Jersey siblings whose names have Nazi connotations have been placed in the custody of the state. Holland Township Police Sgt. John Harris says workers from the state Division of Youth and Family Services on Tuesday removed 3-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell and his younger sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell from their home Tuesday. Harris says family services did not tell police the reason the children were removed.
It is, of course, REMOTELY possible that the Harris family were abusing their children. But given the fact that it follows a big news story, it’s a hell of a lot more likely that some would-be Nazi at the agency took ironic offense at the children’s names and decided to kidnap them for their own good. One of these days, some angry father is going to blow away a large number of these latter-day fascists and the media will be shocked to discover how much public sympathy there will be for him.
There’s absolutely no question that the Harris parents decided to their children some stupid names. But if giving children stupid names was legitimate grounds for removing them from their parents, CPS would have raised about two-thirds of the National Football League.