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Should Trick or Treating be banned ?

  1. wendi_w profile image78
    wendi_wposted 8 years ago

    Should Trick or Treating be banned ?

    A small town in Pennsylvania has banned Halloween Trick or Treating . Do you feel this is a responsible and safe option in this day and age or an outrageous example of too much government?

  2. mkott profile image78
    mkottposted 8 years ago

    No.  From what I read, one stupid excuse the town leaders used was that there had been break ins.  What that has to do with trick or treating is beyond me.  Maybe kids in their Batman and Tinkerbell outfits were out robbing homes.

  3. Hmrjmr1 profile image81
    Hmrjmr1posted 8 years ago

    No I don't think it should be banned. The folks of that town need to reevaluate their elected leadership

  4. Margaret Morris profile image62
    Margaret Morrisposted 8 years ago

    I had to find the story online, since I hadn't heard about it. I have to wonder what goes on in the minds of those fearful grownups. Probably bad Halloween memories.

  5. Helen Cater profile image79
    Helen Caterposted 8 years ago

    There are two sides to this topic. Firstly, old people can become very scared at this time of year, because they may live on their own and be afraid of not answering the door. My mother moved to a sheltered home last year, and she is glad she does not have to endure another trick, or treat. On the other hand I love it, and give out all the goodies I can, but later on in the night it can be a problem, as that is when the teenagers come knocking, and I feel a little intimidated by this. They arrive after 9oclock at the door, and in big gangs. I think maybe a time limit on when it should end would be safer and not so frightening for people who live alone. We must remember them, as they are vunerable. It is easy to sit back when you have a house full of people and moan about the ones who complain, as they may have good reason to do this. Not every area is safe, and can become worse this time of year.

  6. The Rope profile image54
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    I think it depends on the town.  Why did they ban it?  What is the township saying?

  7. Dark knight rides profile image75
    Dark knight ridesposted 8 years ago

    I don't think it's a question of too much government as it's a question of too little involvement. It sounds like a group of residents complained and the county listened, and since the others didn't speak up soon enough the holiday got changed.

    At least they are offering someplace that the kids can go to have fun, I've there have been a few places that ban it entirely for religious reasons. And if the residents are that upset, they should let each other know which houses will be giving out treats and the kids can go to those homes. Especially in a small town, that would be a great way to get around the ban. And I doubt the police are going to be arresting a lot of children for trick or treating!

  8. Time4Travel profile image61
    Time4Travelposted 7 years ago

    Trick or treating is a fun tradition. However, if a neighborhood isn't child-friendly, I can see why some may have their concerns. But a town?

    I was subbing at a school this year that banned candy. They served fruit to the kids instead. However, most of the kids got their fair share of candy on Halloween night regardless.