How can it be that you are so patriotic that you have to have fireworks even if it violates the laws in this country? With citizens like this, who needs illegals?
Laws are meant to be broken. Do you never cross the street when the light is red?
Joseph-“Laws are meant to be broken. Do you never cross the street when the light is red?”
-Thats kind of a grey area though.
Fireworks have now. Become legal in the state of New Jersey
In Halacha the chachamim didn’t make laws that would be ignored
Here we have a fairly ingrained “tradition “. Fireworks are legal in many places. Up in Monticello Walmart has the biggest supply.
Suddenly well meaning politicians decide what the masses must do, but the masses don’t feel like being dictated to.
So who is wrong ? The masses or the politicians?
Who needs illegals at all?
Mentsch1, fireworks are wrong. They cause harm to others.
Fireworks are legal in Upstate NY like the country
Fireworks are fun but very,very dangerous. People have to be trained how to use them safely, otherwise even a “harmless” little sparkler can cause injury. (Experience speaking, here.)
The problem is that most of the people setting them off don’t know what they’re doing half the time. When I lived in Brooklyn, fireworks were illegal but that still didn’t mean that you weren’t taking your life in your hands walking down certain streets, and one of the frum news sites there had a custom of before every Purim running an article with a photograph of someone who had had one explode in his hand. It was gruesome and meant to be so to discourage people from getting hurt.
If fireworks are legal where you live, by all means use them if you’re prepared to accept the possibility of an life-changing accident to you or your child. If they’re illegal – don’t get them. The law is still the law, no matter how many people think it’s clever to break it.