We wonder who will be victimized or suffer unnecessarily this 4th of July holiday because someone more concerned about a cheap thrill chose to break the law and set off dangerous, illegal fireworks.
We wonder what fields and forests will burn, whose homes will go up in flames, and most tragically, who will be physically injured, if not permanently maimed by an ill-timed explosion of an illegal firework.
We wonder why some citizens brazenly flout rules established to protect society and prevent needless personal injury and property damage. We wonder why they make costly annual pilgrimages to nearby towns in neighboring states, and chance being ticketed and fined, to smuggle in a few banned bottle rockets, M-80 salutes and various aerial bombs.
We wonder why so many gleefully gather in backyards, cul-de-sacs and open fields with their spoils to openly defy what is deemed dangerous and harmful. We wonder what kind of messages parents who do this are sending to their children about the importance of honoring, obeying and sustaining the law of the land.
We wonder where the problems will occur this year, for inevitably they will. Will it be your neighborhood? Will it be your home? Will it be one of your family members?
Yes, we wonder!