Cops Take Away 3-Year-Old Adolf Hitler

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Ben Lesser, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Remember these guys? There was a thread awhile ago about the controversy around the children's names when some supermarket wouldn't put Hitler's name on a birthday cake.

    :rollno: :scowl:
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Wow. Again.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I have a suspicion members of this family will be in the news more times in the future as well. Like twenty years from now we'll see some news article like "bank robbery found to have religious motivation" and then a few days later "religious bank robber turns out to be man formerly named Adolf Hitler".
  4. I'm not saying taking the children away is right or wrong...

    ...But come on, those parents HAD to see this coming!!

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    If they pull that on me when I give my child the middle name Metallica I will seek and destroy the baby snatchers !
  6. I see what you did there.
  7. Stigs


    Sep 29, 2007
    Richmond, Virginia
    I don't care what their motivation was when they named their children... but they ruined their lives until they are at least old enough to have their names changed, and that's a terrible thing to do to your kids. :mad:
  8. Maybe they think he'll be president someday like Barack Hussein Obama.
  9. Beno


    Jan 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Wait.. One of the sisters is 1 and the the other is 8 months?
  10. It's obvious that their names started all of this. Although it may not be the main reason, and I'm not assuming so, but you
    have to is kind of odd that after being in the news about the names of their children the kids are taken by the state.

    So what if they're confined to certain parts of the house and the father has Nazi
    memorabilia hung all over the house. That has nothing to do with their safety or well being.
  11. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    There was already a thread on this. Well...sort of. It started in reference to the b-day cake issue and was updated with this latest news a few days ago.

    At any rate, I really and sincerely hope that there's more to this than the names.
    Taking kids away from their parents for their beliefs is **wrong**, even if they're totally asinine to you and me. If this is about that, then hold on to your arses 'cuz we're in for one helluva ride with the precedent that this will set.
  12. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ
    +1 in a big way.
  13. Relic has a point, I don't see how raising your child as, say, a white supremacist is any less cruel than raising a child as a christian. In both instances parents are enforcing their own beliefs on children who don't know any better.


    Calling your child Adolf Hitler can be seen as child cruelty just like calling your child 'punch me in the aggots' would be. That kid is gonna get wailed on A LOT and the name was probably bestowed upon him as a symbol of the families beliefs.

    Tough one.
  14. Wicked_Bassist7


    Oct 31, 2008
    they asked for it
  15. Mazatleco17


    Mar 27, 2008
  16. whats wrong with that?
    if the kid is 1, that doesn't mean they just turned 1. A one year old could be anywhere between 12 and 24 months old. There is plenty of time to conceive after that.

    While I don't agree with the whole nazi thing or naming your kid adolph hitler, it seems to me that there is no law against what you can and can't name your child. Heck, just like it was just said earlier, barack obama's middle name is hussein and a lot of people took that too far. It's a name. Just because his middle name is the same as an evil dictator, there is nothing inherently evil about the name hussein. same with adolph.

    Seems like it's going to become a first amendment issue pretty soon
  17. Beno


    Jan 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Ah, I see. I feel stupid now :scowl:
  18. patzilla83

    patzilla83 Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2004
    Pflugerville, TX
    i could see how having nazi memorabilia and swastikas all over the house could be considered a hostile environment. especially if they're white supremacists. IMHO teaching children to hate IS abuse. i'm sure there is more to story than we know about yet.

    done being nice..... seriously though, what f***ed up parent names their kid after adolph hitler?
  19. doctorjazz


    Oct 22, 2006
    Wilmington, NC
    +1. The parent-child relationship is so personal that it should be breached in only the most dire circumstances. A parent's beliefs, no matter how idiosyncratic, are not sufficient justification for doing so. If this is the case, then it will definitively set a very dangerous precedent that was just skirted by the recent case of the FLDS children.

    And just to play a little devil's advocate: How many of your moms had a room in their house with a bunch of expensive, fragile stuff in it that they didn't want you playing in when you were little? And I know that if I had a room with swords on display, I wouldn't want my young children to go in there for any reason. Just something to consider, that the whole "confined to certain areas of the house" thing might just be biased media putting a spin on an otherwise normal, logical thing for a parent to do.
  20. The more I think about it, the more I realize how little I know about it. So I'm gonna wait to pass judgment for now.