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Legal Ethics

Judge who ordered parents to change baby’s name from Messiah to Martin faces discipline case

Oct 28, 2013, 03:40 pm CDT


Good to see someone judges the judges.

By John on 2013 10 29, 1:53 am CDT

One has to wonder who is looking after this poor child though -- can anyone imagine the problems he is going to have on the playground? The parents have condemened this child to endless harassment and child-on-child persecution, yet the courts are so busy being politically correct that it's being allowed.


By SavannahGuy on 2013 10 29, 2:09 pm CDT

What's pathetic is someone else presuming to know how to raise this child. That's not our role.

But let's play your game, @2 SavannahGuy. Can you predict which children will be picked on during adolescence? Do you even remember adolescence?

The taunts of children can be directed at any name—be it Messiah or Martin. A name does not clothe a child in protective gear. In fact, studies showing a correlation between the names chosen for children and their successes later in life have also had follow up studies indicating no causation.

But hey, I guess some people presume to know how others around them should live and act. And I guess those folks will always try to force their views and opinions on the rest of us.

Good thing we have that document called a Constitution to limit their ability to do so.

By John on 2013 10 29, 3:57 pm CDT

Because being made fun of by "the regulars" at the website isn't humiliation enough....

By BMF on 2013 10 29, 11:14 pm CDT

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