posted on Jul, 5 2014 @ 11:38 AM
a reply to: Pimpish
There are laws against doing the things I mentioned, of course. But the freedom to do simple things that shouldn't get out of hand has made rules
like this necessary because too many people can't handle that freedom now and then things do get out of hand.
Over the years, whether it's a city or small town, I've experienced that more frequently, when you get a large group of people together for a
"celebration"...it usually turns out badly for some innocent and maybe not innocent by-stander/s. If people's bags have to be searched because
history has proven that in certain situations...things might get ugly for even one person (including other animals) or there is the chance of
destruction of property, then measures have to be taken against that. There was a time that measures like this weren't necessary and I wouldn't have
supported it - then. I've been alive long enough to see what has happened and changed my mind.
When I'm going to go to a place where I know there's a large group and things might get out of hand, I have no problem with my bag being searched.
And I have no problem with certain activities being restricted that I've already seen go bad before.
For me, a celebration doesn't require anyone other than my family and friends, although of course being in a big group of people celebrating can also
be a lot of fun (unless something goes wrong). And while "public safety" might be something to put in quotes...it doesn't feel that way for the
person who got attacked or their family and friends after it's happened.
So what is the solution? People don't want rules that they feel are unfair. They don't want anyone hanging around to enforce those rules....until
something goes wrong. Sadly we live in a time where things go wrong often enough to need rules that yes, were one time, unfair.
5-7-2014 by ChouChou because: missing word