To the anti-fireworks folks calling for bans in unincorporated Snohomish County, please remember that fireworks are already illegal 364 days of the year. They’re only legal one day per year, on the Fourth of July. That’s it. The whole point of the Fourth with fireworks is to celebrate freedom, freedom from imperialist oversight, freedom from oppressive laws and freedom for freedom’s sake.
Unincorporated Snohomish County is an amazing place for those who enjoy freedom. It’s a place for loud chainsaws, boats and RVs on your property, goats in backyard, fire pits raging in the night, fishing, mountain climbing and so much more. That’s why people stay in the unincorporated areas or relocate here.
The thing with freedom is, it only works if we’re also tolerant and empathetic with fellow law-abiding citizens. Here are some ways you could approach a dislike of fireworks, instead of taking freedom away from an entire county. If your neighbors are setting fireworks off outside the legal time frame, have a friendly chat or call the police. If fireworks within the legal time frame are too loud, wear some hearing protection. If fireworks seem dangerous to you, pull up a lawn chair, and enjoy the scenes while others in your area put on the show. If the noise bothers your dogs, close the windows and turn on a noise machine, TV or radio.
We need to work together on this. You can help ensure fireworks don’t go crazy 364 days a year, and we can help ensure you have an awesome display on the Fourth. Let’s keep unincorporated Snohomish County free from fireworks bans, and let freedom ring together!