In an article entitled : We are all sex offenders now. — Happy Halloween
A non-registered citizen puts in his two cents of what he thinks about the Halloween rules and regulations.
“One can almost bet that a politician is, right this moment, concocting some new stupid piece of legislation. And he will crow if he manages to pass the new absurdity into law — and the more absurd it is, the more likely it is that it will pass.”
He’s one of those people that just doesn’t get real thrilled about the Halloween holiday and would just as soon ignore it.
“Now I can’t. The morons who get elected to office seem intent on making it dangerous to ignore Halloween, perhaps even deadly.”
And his viewpoint on politicians from my point of view seems to be spot on.
“Politicians like to solve “problems” especially where there really is no problem after all. And Halloween gives them such an opportunity. In all the years of Halloween the scare stories are more scary than the real stories. In actuality one child has been abducted while going out trick or treating. That was 35 years ago. Only one case.”
“But the politicians in their campaign to rile up the public about sex offenders (a label that is given out easily and for some very non-serious issues — such as streaking, urinating at the side of the road, or sex between two teenagers) are intentionally fanning the flames of fear for their own personal profit.”
So now because of these laws people who would just as soon be left alone on this particular holiday are being put at risk and being forced to participate in it with the reasoning that is stated in the article.
“One can’t ignore the damn holiday without possibly getting accused of being an offender. For years I’ve safely ignored the holiday. Now, what will the neighbors think? Will they assume that the light is off because a sex offender lives here? Or will they just think an old grump who doesn’t care for being annoyed on Halloween is here? I don’t mind the old grump reputation — I’ve earned it. But damn, that sex offender thing upsets me. The only offending thing about my sex life is that there is damn so little of it. And that doesn’t seem to bother other people much — just me.”
You really need to read the entire article it is a hoot . But it is also very true!