Here is a quote from American Pastor Harry Emerson Fosdick: “Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.”
I realize Fosdick wasn’t talking about fireworks, but a community’s 4th of July display is costly. A hundred years ago in a small mining town in Pennsylvania, the coal miners were too poor for commercially made fireworks. Instead, they tossed sticks of dynamite into coal cars. What a blast!