Each year we hear the multiple explosions of fireworks on the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve.
We admit to participating in the explosions. It’s one of the pure pleasures in life.
But, we all know, lighting fireworks within the city limits is illegal.
Our city’s police force, rightly in our mind, don’t harass those causing the explosions unless their neighbors are complaining loudly.
So, perhaps the city should reconsider its ordinance.
It’s most obvious vote we’ve ever tallied.
There’s not a street in the city without a household participating in the social disobedience of painting the sky with fireworks.
The people have most definitely spoken, and they’d like to have a free run at lighting fireworks in their front yard.
Those who don’t like the fireworks will point out the obvious dangers of allowing rampant explosions throughout town.
But we’d like to think we can be adults and don’t need the state controlling every facet of our lives.
Those same folks will say the fireworks frighten their animals and cause them distress.
Those dogs and cats will have forgotten about their fear by the next day. So will the children who don’t like the sound.
Our lives shouldn’t be managed to eliminate every miniscule by-product of good times.
We implore the city fathers, let us have our fun with the fireworks.
We promise to act like adults, but enjoy them like children.