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Liberty in Halloween

October 31, 2014 in Blogs

By Political Zach Foster

Halloween is a delightful holiday where the free market takes over.
With minimal government interference, kids and adults across America engage in cultural speech through artistic expression in their costumes.
Private security firms and neighborhood watch groups mobilize for public safety, while parents make arrangements with other parents regarding supervision and safety in numbers. Many parents will carry pepper spray or a gun while they protect their kids from real-world creeps. It’s the one night where the police don’t have the monopoly on public safety and force.
The candy industry booms and people distribute thousands of pieces of candy to kids for what’s basically a front-porch fashion show. This is done without the FDA, Department of Agriculture, and Department of the Interior jumping in and blocking the exchange.
Fans of creepy stories can talk about witches, ghost, and demons–and sell spooky merchandise–without the IRS jumping down their throat for violating tax codes for religious groups.

Many adults are throwing parties where people will drink, laugh, and be merry until the wee hours of the morning. Party-goers meet new people, some people “hook up,” and others party with their old friends.

In essence, the festivities of Halloween Night are the epitome of voluntary exchange and association. Indeed, there is liberty in Halloween.

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Jack-o-Lantern image by Toby Ord, used via CC BY-SA 2.5 license, and obtained from Wikipedia.

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