Connecticut Elementary Schools Nix Halloween Over Fears that the Holiday Could Offend Someone

Political correctness and the Nanny State strike again in Connecticut. In an attempt to be fair to everyone, they are fair to no one and take all the fun out of not only children’s lives, but all of America’s as well. Two elementary schools in Connecticut just did away with Halloween because not everyone celebrates it. No one is forced to celebrate anything – the holiday is meant to be a happy time for children and innocent. Bureaucratic busybodies just can’t stay out of anything it seems these days, so they cancel a scary good time because someone might get offended. Well, America is offended over political correctness.

From Weasel Zippers:

Newington, Conn. (WTNH) — Bah Humbug! It’s the wrong holiday, but some say the grinch came early and took Halloween from the kids at two Newington Elementary Schools. The principals at Ruth Chaffee Elementary and Anna Reynolds Elementary say leave the costumes at home.

That means 8-year-old Alyssa Montano can’t bring her pointed hat and broom to the classroom.

“What did you think when you found out you can’t celebrate Halloween at school?” we asked.

“It was stupid and weird because they shouldn’t take it away from other people,” said Alyssa.

Her mom, Lori, says she was the one to have to break the bad news to her daughter.

“She’s disappointed, very disappointed because she has been doing it all the way up to this year,” said Lori. “Now they are not doing it this year.”

Parents say they got letters from the principals stating that since not everyone celebrates Halloween, it should not be celebrated. Lori Montano says it’s taking political correctness too far.

“I think it’s stupid, it’s not fair for the kids and I mean if some people don’t want to participate, then don’t participate, but they shouldn’t take it away from all the kids,” said Lori.

They take all the joy out of childhood and life and force submission to the State. How very Atlas Shrugged. Talk about a bunch of stuck up, cruel, elitist Progressives. They are constantly targeting children and the schools to take away decent lunches, religion, holidays and anything that fosters happiness and individualism. Bah Humbug indeed!

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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