I feel the recent fireworks ban in Portland is part of the new normal of given the newly discovered power grab by government over COVID-19 Lockdowns (FYI the lockdowns case more harm and were ineffective). I was watching the Portland fire chief explaining his action; I saw the same panic ridden urgency and exaggerations as I did during COVID-19.
There is a better way than just banning them like setting up designated locations for some to set off legal fireworks.
I propose an act of good old American civil disobedience . Every housed grab a legal firework fountain and at 10:00pm set it off at the same time.
How to skirt the fireworks ban. One can purchase fireworks, and wear Antifa label clothing and when some one asks, they can say I am protesting injustice.
“I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
Letter attributed to John Adams to Abigail Adams, 3 July 1776,
Yes he said God, Guns and Illuminations I am looking at you city government of Portland and Vancouver.
Sounds like the great inaugural capital “right – wing “ riot was ether a bust, an overreaction, or a big prank, or all three. They were no armed conservative riots, but it did not stop the antifa left from trashing Portland and Seattle. They went after the Portland Democratic party headquarters. How that for biting the hand the feeds you.
Concerning the recent events, Covid-19 and the riots. Physically I am ok, I am a few miles for downtown Portland Oregon. Mentally I am in aguish. The hoodlums looted JapanLA a store know to us Sanrio / Hello Kitty fans. What does a store in LA have to do with a murder in Minneapolis? I Remember the Rodney King Riots, I was caught up in it, riding a passing though the madness in Long Beach but made it to the Navy Base safely. I had the same questions then; why loot business that had nothing to do with the Rodney King situation? I am disgusted. Do not call me an African American I cannot associate myself with such wickedness. May God have mercy on your soul who do injustice in the name of justice.