Don't get too excited but on Wednesday, Governor Christie signed into law a bill that would allow some fireworks in New Jersey.

Those items are sparklers (Yes, they've been illegal) party poppers and snappers. Things kids in other states use indoors routinely.

My daughter in Fort Worth, Texas sent me this picture from a Target on Thursday.

(Dennis Malloy/Townsquare Media)

Yes Target! A few weeks ago when I went there for a visit we passed many roadside stores that sold some pretty heavy duty stuff that I was tempted to buy just to hold in my hand.

We are one of only 3 states in the country that has totally banned fireworks. I know that we are a densely populated state, but not where I live.

There are dozens of open spaces near me where I could safely set off fireworks. In the cities or towns where it might present a danger they could pass an ordinance for that locale.

That Target store in Texas is within the city limits of Fort Worth, the 16th largest city in the country. Texas has four of the top 11 most populated cities in the country. They haven't burned to the ground as of this writing.

Even my son in Charlotte, North Carolina saw this tent selling fireworks. In a parking lot!

(Dennis Malloy/Townsquare Media)

We are so accustomed to the state squashing our rights when it come to things like this or gun (heaven forbid) that it seems extreme or outrageously dangerous now to allow such things?

I love this state. It's been home for me and my family for most of my life, but when you take a trip outside the state, or even outside the country, you realize how limited we are in our freedoms.

I'd rather walk around in a state where I might see a few people missing fingers that live in a state where everyone's liberties are missing.

The motto on our state flag mockingly boasts "liberty and prosperity". We have precious little of both and I wish more people would notice.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July Weekend!

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