Editorial by Barb Polzin
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State Representative Harold Haugh, (D) Roseville, wrote the law, Fireworks Safety Act, that rocked our state with noise night after night in 2012. The vote tally in the legislature was 98 – 10 for the law. Republicans 87% for/12% against. Democrats 92% for/4% against and 1 not voting. It was reasoned that Michigan residents were going out of state buying their fireworks in another state and lighting them illegally in Michigan so why not have the revenue stay in MI. Did the legislature think the law breakers that lit them illegally before would actually follow the law now and also use common sense? Well, we all know they did neither and yet this was their reward for previously breaking the law. If one has common sense they wouldn’t disrupt neighbors with this nonsense. Night after night of what the pyros call their hobby keeping residents awake, making our pets a nervous wreck and scaring wildlife. After 45 years of peace, we now have bomb like explosions in our lives, creating problems between neighbors.