Insanity rules on fireworks issue |

Insanity rules on fireworks issue

Diane Longacre’s letter on “Fighting fireworks” speaks of sound judgment and common sense. This beautiful area, in which many of us choose to live, is minutes away from an accident of fire so devastating that no one can imagine it.

The supervisors and leaders of the county should evaluate the situation, remember other recent fires and take action. In this area, in the driest conditions ever seen, a loss of all of our lifestyles, possessions and family ties threatens. If Washington, D.C., seems to have abandoned us, “we, the people” must beg our local leaders to take action. Doing nothing about fireworks, in the hands of incompetents, should not be an option. The fire department chiefs, their brave fire men and women, should speak up now. Citizens should demand it.

Yes, Diane, insanity and poor judgment rule. Isn’t that the sad fact of American “freedom” at its worst. And there are not enough fire inspectors for neglected properties, at that.

We know our evacuation route, keep our property cleared and pay our taxes, but the choice seems to be “Burn, baby, burn.” A sick choice, indeed.

Lois Cleveland

Penn Valley

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