New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposed rescheduling Halloween across the Garden State because of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Sure, he doesn't care if the spooky holiday is canceled, because trick-or-treaters aren't old enough to vote. He made the controversial proposal on Twitter Monday night.
Where does this fellow get off thinking he can change the date of Halloween by issuing an executive order? This idea is ridiculous! Halloween is based on pagan harvest festivities, and is not officially recognized by the government, so politicians have no say in whether people celebrate or not. The holiday predates the founding of America by hundreds of years. Besides, there is no way for police to enforce the ban, short of tossing nine-year-olds in the clink.
The Frankenstorm executive order would encompass the entire state of New Jersey. If the portly governor was still a kid, how do you think he would have reacted to this? Chris Christie doesn't look like someone who easily passes up offers of free Snickers bars.
In fairness to Christie, the Garden State has been hammered by Sandy, and the footage from the Jersey shore looks like something out of Apocalypse Now. But, what better way to take kids' minds off their problems, than some good, old-fashioned trick-or-treating?