Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Right-wing suburbs continue War on Fourth of July

In America's outposts of Bushism, there has long been a War on the Fourth of July.

It's a war on you, a war on me, and a war on everything America is supposed to stand for. And each year around this time, this war seems to grow just a little bit more from the previous year.

In 2 right-wing suburbs of Chicago - Mundelein and Vernon Hills - authorities are threatening to throw folks in jail if they even use or possess any fireworks this July 4.

I'm talking about any fireworks at all - not just the artillery shells we've been known to set off at our Independence Day gatherings.

Indeed, Mundelein arrested 3 people last year just for possessing or using small fireworks items.

Frankly, that's fascist.

This prohibition policy has not made the public any safer. In fact, the rate of fireworks accidents has increased as the laws have clamped down harder. These laws are like blue laws. They exist only to keep people from having a good time.

Maybe the town officials are just mad because some residents know how to put on better fireworks displays than the town-sponsored displays.

Don't let anyone try to convince you there's no War on the Fourth. Science and the Constitution are on our side in this war. It's a shame a small number of extremists try to control our behavior, but I have no intent on being hamstrung by these blue laws.

(Source: http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/newssun/news/1644828,5_1_WA30_SPARKS_S1-090630.article)

1 comment:

  1. Slow down, Tim. You're blogging too much. The People don't have time to read them all. One a day would be fine. The People want quality, not quantity.