government has a way of taking over when it sees stupidity.
It does? Never saw government doing anything except boosting the country's productivity and maintaining an appearance of benevolence.
Originally Posted by Anja
One indicator that parents are abusive is when they are using the child as an object of their own self-gratification and it certainly appears so in this case. However that practice is so widespread that most young, while resenting their parents' misplaced "guidance," assume that it's how it 'posed to be.
If the government forces them to change their names, whats stopping "Hitler" from growing up a rebel and being like "F***ing government, im takeing my name back!" and then at 18 doing so.
Would that be masochism? Or what if he changed his name to "Adolf Fucking Hitler Go Nazi Aryan Nation Woot Campbell", just you know hypothetically?
Sounds good to me. All except the "Woot" part.
One thing's a deadsure guarantee. However he is raised, he'll rebel. So maybe he'll turn out okay?
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer
"Police, DYFS officials and a court spokeswoman declined to reveal the exact reasons the children were removed from their home, citing confidentiality, but a child protection official indicated it was not because of the children's names. "
"He [Heath Campbell] had some kind of hold over those kids and his wife. I don't think it was sexual or physical abuse, but the kids were confined to certain areas in the house," said Lori Dilts, 38, a neighbor and the daughter of the Campbells' landlord.
"It was more than just their names and the cake situation," said Dilts, who was reluctant to share any more details until after the hearing.
"Those children look outwardly healthy, but they didn't have much freedom," she said. "Occasionally, the little boy would come over here and would hate having to go back to his house."
I am reserving judgement until all the facts come out.