Smug environmental killjoys end 4th of July fireworks displays

Trying to be witty — too pissed off.

Where to begin on this one?

The Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation in Encinitas sued to require environmental assessments of fireworks displays over water and today, the CA Superior Court ruled in their favor.  Environmental impact assessments can take a year to complete and cost tens of thousands, so say goodbye to July 4th fireworks up and down California this year.  (Will SF and Redwood City have theirs?  They’re typically over the Bay, aren’t they?).

It’s kind of ironic.  The day we’re supposed to be celebrating independence and liberty, our traditional manner of celebrating is snatched away by the state.

Look, Californians.  I hate to say it (since I am a Californian) but we’ve only got ourselves to blame.  In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to care much about politics because it wouldn’t affect us.  But our local and federal governments have expanded so much that these stupid rulings are intruding into our lives more and  more.  We can’t afford to ignore what’s going on.  It’s time to start paying attention.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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