Idenpendance day isn't remembered by shooting off a bunch of fireworks. It's almost an insult to the people whom shed their blood for this nation to be remembered by a bunch of booming fireworks. In an economy where our own "hometown heros" can't even be sustained (our police and firefighters) because of "budget cuts" it's another slap in the face. I mean, what kind of bonus could be offered these hero's if you took the money set aside for a 15 minute display to assist these families who most havent seen any kind of raise for the past 5 years? That being said, if you insist on fireworks on the 4th, how about everyone chip in a substantially less amount together and have a central county display instead of these broke cities setting such a large amount aside where that money could be used elsewhere?
Thanks Jim. Canada has like Medicare for all, for over 50 years now, did not invade Iraq and waste $3 Trillion, and thousands of lives, and they have a democratic parliament, that can kick a leader out at any time, and get a new election. We still have the Electoral College, a winner take all system, that has resulted in a president becoming a "lame duck" the day after his inauguration, and BILLIONS spent on an election still over 3 months away. Oh, and American slaves escaped to Canada. Denise Harvey is hopefully still there, avoiding 30 years in jail here in this "Christian" nation.
They spend way too much. It's really stupid- they're like little children- and not good little children. It's not like we invented freedom- many, many nations have as much freedom as we do- we're not unique- we just pretend we are. We haven't really won a war since 1945 but
still pretend we're #1- we've been trying to beat a country of cave dwellers for over 10 years now- no luck- they don't even have a real army. Americans need a strong dose of reality.
I don't think the towns spend too much persay, but I can understand why some may have an issue about spending money on fireworks when they've laid people off. It's the 4th of July though - we are celebrating our independence. If this holiday isn't worth it, what is? Fireworks shows are fun, exciting, and a favorite of mine. Let's light up the sky!!