The Fourth of July is an antiquated holiday, and the use of fireworks should be banned altogether. It's not like we, as a country, unite on this day and truly celebrate this fine oligarchy we live in. It's a day for people to get drunk and make pretty colors go boom. Fireworks produce smoke and dust that contain various heavy metals, sulfur-coal compounds, and other noxious chemicals. Their use also deposits litter on the ground and into bodies of water for miles around. This so-called "day of celebration" creates tragic events and injuries resulting from fireworks use, and is both traumatizing and harmful to children, animals, and a growing number of war veterans. And let us not forget the countless FIRES people cause by shootin' this shit off. It's a stupid way to celebrate this holiday, and I say we put a ban on fireworks up for a vote. No intelligent human being can logically say, in this day and age, we need to create more pollution under the guise of celebrating the birth of this country. Who's with me?—Anonymous
Land of the Fire-Free
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