Children Taken Away From Nazi Mother in Canada

In Winnipeg, a white nationalist mother thought it was fun to draw a swastika on the arm of her seven-year-old daughter. When a teacher rubbed off the mark, the mother drew it back on. The second time, the school reported the incident and child welfare officials took both the daughter and a two-year-old boy away from the mother. It is a case that raises very serious questions of free speech balanced against child welfare.

Recently, there have been some alarming attacks on free speech by Canadian agencies, click here. This story, however, is the first involving the removal of children.

Schools are given a great deal of leeway in prohibiting hateful or inappropriate clothing. Presumably, this would also include body messages. However, the penalty is generally suspension or expulsion — not removal from the home. Moreover, so long as it is lawful for a child to receive a tattoo, a family is allowed to put a cross, star or other religious or political symbol on their children. The school may require that it be covered up, but it cannot prohibit a family from exhibiting their political beliefs.

The mother in this case is obviously pretty creepy with a house full of Nazi symbols. She now admits that it was a mistake: “It was one of the stupidest things I’ve done in my life but it’s no reason to take my kids.” Yet, Child and Family Services has removed the children because it considers such views to be potentially harmful for the children.

There is no greater form of government punishment for speech than taking away one’s children. This mother has a right to raise her children in a Nazi home. The school has the right to regulate some demonstrations of speech that are clearly inimical to the educational mission — though such limitations have to be narrowly tailored.

Canadians need to take a serious look at these attacks on free speech and the future of free expression in the country.
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64 thoughts on “Children Taken Away From Nazi Mother in Canada”

  1. Gyges:

    you bet.

    The really scary part about the Nazi’s, they were just average people. The Germans were really into it to. I could get into the philosophy but I wont. But I will say they had about 100 years of bullshit that paved the intellectual way for the Nazi’s. The German people were easy pickings for Hitler and Goebbels.

    I wonder what people that visit that Stormfront website believe as a core life philosophy? I doubt individual rights is high on their hit parade.

  2. Byron,

    I hate Illinois Nazis. I imagine after going to Stormfront you need to go take a shower. This might also be cathartic.

  3. Vegetarians didn’t kill 6 million Jews, Roma, homosexuals, the mentally ill and those with birth defects. There’s a big difference between not being ashamed of your race and wallowing in moment in time that is the Gold Standard for human barbarism. Hate is not a family value, even for the Addams Family. It’s a weakness that makes you prey to those who would use you for their ends. It’s a handle on your head just like fear is. Just waiting for some sociopath to come along and start pulling you around. You aren’t raising “proud Arayan warriors”. You’re raising victims.

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