As one of America’s most treasured holidays, many traditions come along with the annual celebration of the country’s independence. Barbecues, beers, and fireworks are on the July 4 checklist – for most people, that is.
At the very least, one would expect their privacy to be respected as they relax and enjoy time with their friends and family, right?
Well, apparently, Lakewood, Ohio, did not get the memo.
Signs have been posted across the town parks, forbidding anyone from barbecuing, bringing their dogs, drinking alcohol, or even launching fireworks (among other things). Coolers and bags, the sign warns, will also be searched by local police to ensure these rules are kept. To top it off, the whole park is under video surveillance.
Sounds like fun, right?
I’m not sure if this is the way our Founding Fathers intended the day to be celebrated.
If you’re anywhere near Lakewood, you might want to consider going to the next town over to spend your day. That is, unless you feel like having absolutely no fun (or even freedom) on the day that celebrates that very thing.
Well, either way, no matter where you celebrate this year, Happy Independence day, everyone!
Photo Credit: YoungCons
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom