|Bold action taken by the state of New Jersey:|
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — 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 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. Agency spokeswoman Kate Bernyk says it does not comment on specific cases.
The children and their parents, Heath and Deborah Campbell, received attention last month when a supermarket bakery refused to put Adolf Hitler Campbell's name on a birthday cake.
If we looked at this closely, it would probably raise certain issues. Obviously, if the Campbells were denying the children food that's one thing. But is the state within its rights to remove children from a home because of the parents' political beliefs? If indeed that's the reason (the state isn't saying so). That's a tough question, but I think in this particular case most of us can agree that removing children from an atmosphere of obvious poison is probably a good thing.
I put communist thinking in the same quadrant as Nazi beliefs though not that high up the scale, but I am not about to be pleased if someone's kid is take away where their political beliefs is part of the reason.