Colorado had their most damaging fire on record already at Colorado Springs a
couple weeks ago beating out the record set the previous year with the other
Colorado Springs fire. There's definitely a lot of potential for it to be
at least as bad as last year in Utah.
And yet our Utah Legislature usurped the power from cities and townships to
determine which fireworks were legal and illegal. Now every single Utah
community has fallen under the tyranny of Utah's Legislative body. What happened to local control?
It won't matter if they ban fireworks altogether. There will always be
people among us who lack common sense. They will go in the driest parts of the
valley where they can shoot their weapons, using ammo that has potential for
igniting fire, and run the risk of destroying lives because they just have to
shoot, or have a campfire, or ride their motorbikes/atv's through dry
brush, or any other number of dumb things people do. And let's not forget
the inevitable kids being kids and we're in for another bad summer. Unless they can outlaw stupid I think it's inevitable that
we're going to have another summer like we had last year.
We can ban WATER, but we can't ban FIREWORKS?? Is this...could it
And yet we're going to shoot off tons (literally) of spark and
flame-producing fireworks shortly. Makes sense to me (not).
Asking for people to "be smart" is a tall order around here.
Politics, it always makes nothing into something. I don't think more than a
few fire were related to fireworks last year and this scare campaign is some
left wing nut advocates using what ifs and maybes to cause chaos.I
think Utah is ready and due a state wide cleansing of the trash and rubble that
has been piling up for the last 75 years of undergrowth gone into critical mass
and a fire is the only way to cleans the environment. Maybe they should
establish some let it burn zones every year and let nature replenish with new
growth saplings and trees and grasses resistant to wild fire, like the prairie
grass that was here before we brought in specialty grasses and brush for
decorations.Homes in the wild are built at risk on BLM land leases
and taxpayers are not obligated to protect them. Property taxes for fire
protections are not included anymore, the UFD are now an independent contractor
and not a public works agency we can expect service from. They can tax us
independently to provide services as stockholders allow. Is this a hint campaign
for stockholders earning?