Philosophical Quiz Of The Week

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I am a libertarian leaning independent, so I really really don’t like aggressive government interference. With that in mind, I relate this bit of news to you.

Remember the story about the parents who had their kids taken away from them after the world found out they gave their children Nazi names? Adolf Hitler? Aryan Nation? There were also reports of possible abuse in the home.

Well, it looks like the parents have cleared a hurdle… Maybe. Apparently a judge has ruled there was no abuse in the house. I say “maybe” and “apparently” because that is what the mother of the kids is saying. The court hasn’t issued a statement as of yet.

I think I know how this is going to go down. Given the couples past history of distortion and previous contempt for a judges gag order, these people are still not supposed to say anything, and are displaying once again, as the article above puts it, their “parental incompetence”.

Just for the heck of it, ignoring the fact that these parents were inane enough to name their kids Hitler and Aryan Nation, if there is no abuse proven in this household, as the mother says, what should be done here.

  • (A)       By virtue of giving the kids the names they did, the parents should absolutely NOT be given custody of the kids, and their names should be changed.
  • (B)       The children should be given back under the condition that their names must be changed to something more palatable, John and Sarah, and not, say, Sirhan Sirhan or Charles Manson or Lizzy Borden, or
  • (C)       Since there is no abuse found, the kids go back to the parent under no further conditional requirements.

Now, after some internal struggle I’ve come to a conclusion of what I would prefer to happen. But I’m not going to tip my hat any more than I have until I’ve let this go out for a few days and see what other people think. For some, this will be easy. Remember though, we’re operating under the conclusion that there is no abuse to be found in the home.

Have fun!

1 Comment to “Philosophical Quiz Of The Week”

  1. By BJMallory, October 27, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

    If there’s no abuse in the home, the children must be returned to the parents. They didn’t break any laws by naming their kids such stupid names. The kids are going to suffer with those names, to be sure. When they are old enough to change them on their own, I hope they will. But we can’t force the parents to change their names. I don’t agree with what they did and I hope that they don’t have any more kids.

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