Readers — Howl with me at the rules zstsbzbari
imposed on the town of Waynesboro, Georgia’s trick or treaters:
Rules for Trick or Treating are as follows: 1. “Trick or Treaters” are restricted to 12 years old and under, in a costume and accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult 21 years of age or older. 2. “Trick or Treating” will conclude at 8 p.m. 3. Residents wishing not to participate will leave their porch lights off and will be by passed by the “Trick or Treaters.”
In the video below, several adults welcome these rules, as if this generation of kids is in more danger than they were. But this is simply not the case. Crime is DOWN TO THE LEVEL IT WAS BEFORE COLOR TV. No child has EVER been poisoned by a stranger’s Halloween candy. There is no increase in child molesting on Halloween. As for the “But anything can happen!!” refrain of frightened parents, that holds true for everything. Halloween party? There could be a fire! Trick or treating with an adult? He could shoot the kids! Stay home and watch TV because it’s no fun for a 12-year-olds to trick or treat with their mom? They COULD get so DEPRESSED that they lock themselves in their rooms and never come out.
After all. Anything can happen. – L.