Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.
- Judge Learned Hand
July 4, 1776 was the first year that this great nation celebrated it’s independence of tyranny from England now lets fast forward to July 4, 2009 many cities across the United States won’t be able to keep to the traditions that have been taking place the past 233 years, because many cities just don’t have the money so they say to pay for fireworks.
I understand that the United States is in “Recession” I call it another Depression, in fact have for a while. But how is it that cities across America that claim to have no money to celebrate what Our Founding Fathers fought for.
Tucson cancels July 4th fireworks http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/printDS/295694
Fourth of July celebration cancelled in San Jose
(just two of many)
Yet the Cities that claim to have no funding to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence has funds to pay for such activities as the Juneteenth Festival http://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm,
Cesar Chavez Day http://www.cesarchavezholiday.org/,
Waila Festival http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/AZ/200002725.html,
Cinco de Mayo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_mayo to name a few. To me that is unforgivable and it should be to all. Why is it that a Cities Funds, that come from your Tax Dollars are spent to celebrate these holidays of other nations spent, but they can’t pay for Celebration of Our Independence. . . .