To the editor:
I hear the illegal fireworks while weeding my garden, and I am grateful. I could never enforce the ban on the celebration of liberty that my city has imposed upon its citizens.
Even remembering the bottle rocket whizzing by my head two years ago, I find in my heart a gratefulness. I cherish the civil disobedience.
This Fourth of July, I think of liberty and of personal choice and I think of Lawrence. I was once told by someone that Lawrence was a liberal stronghold and that liberals will take away my liberty.
I know now that both conservatives and liberals will take away my liberty, whether it is the right to an abortion, the right to my sexual preference, the right to open a smoking establishment or the right to shoot fireworks.
I love liberty. Leaders of Lawrence, do you?
T. Ryan O'Leary,