My husband has to work on the Fourth.
Guess it's just going to be me and the boy, Barbecuing at home.....
Why not do all that great long list of Thou Shalt Nots, just to go to the Authorities. Have a Propane grill, put up a Tent, drink as much as you like, let off Firewurkz, have all the Dogs and pets round, skateboard & play basketball after 7 pm!, and do not search any bags or coolers at all.
If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.