Halloween still seven weeks out.

Local authorities dictate a 1.5 hour window for trick-or-treat time 2017:

Trick-or-treat in city limits Oct. 31

Your family will start at 6:00 and be done for the year at 7:30 p.m.

Who gets to make decisions on how your family will behave? Not parents? Not you & the others who live in the cul-de-sac? Not the people who planned the block party last summer? Not the people who have created and enjoyed Halloween traditions in the neighborhood?

Same country that made a big deal of celebrating freedom & independence early in July.


In the news:

Kids go back-to-school with law enforcement at their side

Law enforcement authorities instead of parents assist kids with back to public school shopping where free breakfast and lunch awaits.

All set to raise up another generation of independent thinkers.

More here: Raising another generation of independent thinkers?


Parental roles update:

Edwards-Knox Wants All Students To Enjoy Free Meals

“…free breakfast and lunch for everyone.”

Looks like the federal free and reduced breakfast and lunch program may not have been getting the job done.

Now taxpayers will fund the federal program along with the Edwards-Knox school district program.

The school district moves to fade incentives for parents to pack a lunch. Get your free school breakfast and lunch- otherwise you may become part of some sort of worst case scenario that goes like this: “When a student is hungry, they can’t learn,” said Ronald Burke, district superintendent.


People in need should be able to get assistance.

Tax money- which some people intend to be used to help others via public assistance programs– also goes for bombing Iraq and Afghanistan. US bombing of Iraq goes back to 1991.

Helping others by donating to churches or private charities, food banks, etc. can avoid these conflicts.

Donors are free to opt out if a charity misbehaves.

People could keep more of their own money to donate to causes of their choosing if the federal government was not taking it to pay for failed wars that never end. The Department of Defense track record goes back to 1949.

More here: Celebrate your Independence with Free Federal Breakfast and Lunch


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