First, are you one of those who believe the government sticks its nose into far too many aspects of our private lives and should stick to only the "big" issues?
And second, were you upset last week when Mayor Greg Fischer refused to "cancel" or "reschedule" Halloween because of threatening weather forecasts?
I can't know for sure, but based on my email, I'm guessing a lot of people answered "yes" to both questions. And that, my friends, is one of the major problems facing America today:
We want the government out of our lives -- except when we don't.
We're pretty good at complaining about the intrusiveness of our current "Nanny State," but we blame our elected officials for declining to intervene in what should be a parental decision about prudent trick-or-treating?
We want the government to keep its nose out of how we celebrate Christmas, but we want them to issue step-by-step instructions about how to celebrate an unofficial holiday involving witches and black cats?
This is schizophrenia gone wild.
People are right to complain about government intrusion. So why were so many people in this instance desperately pleading for city government to literally tell them when to come in out of the rain? It's a situation that'd be pretty funny -- if the irony weren't lost on so many.
Call and tell us if you think the Mayor did the right thing or not.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.