Age limit for trick-or treating
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I am arguing that there should not be an age limit
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Interesting debate topic, looking forward to a respectful and thoughtful debate.
Your move. :)
Well poo... I somehow mistakenly thought that I would be promoting the idea of a no age limit. Since I have accepted, I will use my extensive ability to play the devil's advocate to see if I can win this debate. :)
My argument for including an age limit is built on the below contentions
1. The origin of trick or treating.
2. It's continued tradition from the 1890s in Scotland to the 1940s in the USA.
3. The method by which this limit could be enforced.
Since I have pretty much no room to flesh out my individual points (due to the debate format) I cannot fully develop my points in this posting. As an adult, I purchase candy to hand out to children, not fellow adults who can also afford teh candy themselves.
It appears you are reframing your argument to include the idea of parents accompanying their children. Though rather ambiguous as to their participation in the practice of "trick-or-treating." My contention is that age-limits should be set forth not to exclude parents from accompanying their children, younger children should have their parents with them. Rather, to exclude adults from going around and collecting free candy.
This should not be enforced by law, but handled at the level of the communities themselves. Parents should not go up with their children to collect the candy, unless to grab it for their younger children, but can instead wait behind their children as they enjoy trick or treating. Points 1 and 2 will be argued next.
TrueScotsman forfeited this round.
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