Another Fourth of July has come and gone. How many were able to celebrate their "freedoms" by lighting off fireworks? In most states, it is illegal to even possess real fireworks (those that fly or explode). Not "safe," you see.

What else would you expect from a suffocating Big Momma government that won't even permit you to ride a bicycle without wearing helmet?

This is what it's come down to, 233 years after 1776.

There is virtually no sphere of human action left entirely to the discretion of the individual. The government has its say - at gunpoint - in nearly everything we do.

So we ought not to be surprised that you risk being arrested for setting off a bottle rocket on the Fourth of July.

Viva "freedom."