Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Political Halloween Party

When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.

Thomas Jefferson

Image by Charles Verschuuren.


Mantan Calaveras said...

Hallowe'en is the second most American holiday, after 4th of July.

Marrow said...

Halloween is definitely viewed as a very American holiday here in New Zealand. While I was setting up my display last year someone called out from their car "Looks like bloody America in New Zealand!"

While I understand resistance to highly consumerist American holidays such as Halloween, Easter and even Christmas - I think people often misjudge the U.S.A. based upon these things. We have some awesome American family friends who invite us round for Thanksgiving dinner every year - an All-American, non-consumerist, friendly, family occasion with a whole lot of heart. I'm surprised that Thanksgiving hasn't caught on over here - I think its great!

And Happy Independence Day!