Now is the time you would expect a blog about product safety to post various tips and links about current fireworks law in Ohio and about how dangerous fireworks are, how you can be pretty badly hurt by them, and how you should really never use them. Ever. Well, not this blog.
Instead, remember (just as I remind my kids each year when I read the Declaration of Independence to them) that one of the reasons we actually broke off and started are own, brand new country was the fact that King George III had taken away our right to have a jury trial. That’s right. Having your case heard before a jury – where both parties stand equal before the law- was so important to guys like Jefferson and Madison, that if they couldn’t have it, they were going to start their own country. Jefferson even listed in the Declaration of Independence that the King was “depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury.” That, among other reasons, required our separation from Britain.
What does this mean to you:
Be well, and have a safe and happy Fourth of July.