I am totally against halloween. My reasons are: 1. Children may believe that the notion of begging/bribing/threatening behaviour is acceptable even for adults (remember it is often parents who encourage it). 2. Encourages the misuse of fireworks (something else that should be banned). 3. Increased risk to normal people who use the streets for walking or running (like me). Would you feel safe going out for a walk tonight???? 4. Old people and pets can feel threatened/scared. 5. Increased risk of criminal damage to you or your property (ie. the 'trick') 6. It's an American marketing ploy. People I know are buying treats to get people to go away. 7. How is it cool to celebrate witchcraft? Now tell me I'm wrong!