Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Child Protective Services Department

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  1. Ken says:

    I quite agree.

    There is little question in my mind that raising these kids as neo-Nazis sets them up for a lifetime of FAIL, or at least a chunk of their lifetime until they escape their parent's wife-beater-shirted orbit and develop independent thought.

    But that's not the sort of abuse, I think, that the government can address. You and I can come up with a thousand equally credible scenarios of officious bureaucrats concluding that some lifestyle or viewpoint is so inherently wrong and harmful to warrant removal of children. For every bureaucrat who wants to remove the kids from a neo-Nazi home, there's a bureaucrat who wants to remove kids from the home of, say, a loud gay rights advocate, or drug legalization advocate, or anarchist, or whatever.

  2. Ken says:

    Also, your "I don't trust my government" link could easily have gone to the slightly more on-topic destination of a discussion of the appallingly thuggish and lawless behavior of Texas child-protection bureaucrats towards an unpopular religious minority.

    Trust of the government is a curious thing. Some people hit the Chimpy McHalliburton button as hard as they can and would never trust the Bush Administration about anything, yet have a bizarrely placid demeanor towards various elements of federal, state, and local officialdom. Others are the exact opposite. I don't get it.

  3. Patrick says:

    I view the topic, in this case, as the particular oddball group under the microscope. In that sense Weaver, who was condemned in terms reserved for the likes of Timothy McVeigh before Gerry Spence showed the truth (the FBI would never take potshots at white supremacists for no good reason) is a perfect analogy.

  4. PollyChalmers says:

    This is an excellent post, and though I find them loathsome as well, I agree with you.

    It's appalling the abuses the DYFS services get away with, while letting real abuse just slide until children die. Four boys starved under their very eyes for years, while they were busy removing children from people they just didn't like. It happens all the time.

  5. KipEsquire says:

    Just to clarify, the Sheriff indicated that his office received no reports. That in no way means that child welfare authorities received no reports. If I see a child being abused or neglected, I'm not likely to call the sheriff. (Actually, I'm not likely to call the sheriff, as opposed to the police, for anything).

    Just saying…

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