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Biden Cancels Fourth Of July Fireworks After Trump Brought Them Back

More proof, the left hates America.

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Last year Joe Biden showed how much he cared about celebrating America when he stopped fireworks on the Fourth of July at South Dakota’s Mt. Rushmore. This was after Trump brought them back after Obama had also canceled them. Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota tells her story on the matter.

Noem: “We’re disappointed there won’t be fireworks here this year. At the last minute, when President Biden came into office, the National Park Service pulled our permit to host the fireworks,” Noem told Fox News last year in an exclusive interview at the base of Mount Rushmore.

“They don’t want to celebrate America by honoring these founders on our mountain that led our country through challenging times,” she said. “They have been taking down monuments across this country, and South Dakota has stood here and proudly held up our former leaders, recognizing that we can learn everything from everybody in the past that has led us. We never once said they were perfect, but we did say they were important to the foundation of this country, our freedoms and the constitution that still keeps America special.” But it wasn’t always that way…

Noem: In December 2018, shortly after I was elected governor, President Trump invited several governors-elect to Washington to talk about our priorities and see where he might be able to help. Knowing the president’s bias for action, I understood that bringing up matters we could tackle right off the bat would increase the chances of getting them done. They would also be far more likely to warrant the president’s personal involvement…

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“And lastly, Mr. President,” I said, “I’d like your help getting fireworks back to Mount Rushmore.” He immediately perked up. “Fireworks? What do you mean?”

I told him that South Dakota had a long tradition of a fireworks celebration on top of Mount Rushmore every Fourth of July eve. But for ten years, I explained, the display had been canceled — ever since the Obama administration had barred them, claiming that the fireworks might trigger “environmental concerns.”

“Mr. President, this is South Dakota’s one opportunity to really become the focus of the nation for one night each year.” Bringing fireworks back to Mount Rushmore would be an incredible tribute to freedom in our country — a western sky lit with red, white, and blue fireworks illuminating some of our nation’s greatest leaders. Beyond that, tourism is South Dakota’s second-largest industry. Marketing our state on national television on America’s birthday had always been incredibly beneficial for us.

It made sense to President Trump. And from that moment on, he was fixated on getting us our fireworks back. My team and I worked diligently with the Department of Interior and the White House for almost two years straight on logistics and planning. Every time I saw President Trump in that time, without fail, he would ask, “Kristi, how are we coming along on our fireworks?”

“We are working it, Mr. President,” I assured him. The truth was that bureaucrats within his own administration were trying to stop it. For starters, the National Park Service (NPS) did not want to facilitate the event. NPS staff brought up fire concerns, water-quality concerns, cultural concerns, and, once the pandemic hit, health concerns. At one point, a staffer even asked, “How could this event offend people on Twitter?” I kid you not.

My office made repeated requests to meet with Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to get an agreement signed, permits obtained, and the planning process underway. When Secretary Bernhardt was slated to speak at the Western Governors Association in Vail, Colorado, in June 2019, I finally had an opportunity to speak with him directly.

It was months after my June meeting with Secretary Bernhardt before we heard anything from the federal government. Stop and think about that for a minute. The president of the United States — the “leader of the free world” — was in favor of returning fireworks to Mount Rushmore. The secretary of interior — who was appointed by the president — was in favor of returning fireworks to Mount Rushmore. And — not for nothing — the governor of the state in which Mount Rushmore exists was in favor of returning fireworks to Mount Rushmore.

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Angelika
Angelika
1 month ago

Making sure we understand that America is no longer Independent….???? o’blahblah signaled the SAME = the Commies at work…….

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

See Dems are Party poopers day 1

Redwolf
Redwolf
1 month ago

If it was setting off fireworks in front of a monument to Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin and Mao Zedong Bite-Me Biden and his Communist cronies would be the first in line. But they don’t want to celebrate real leaders. They only want to celebrate worthless Communist hypocrites just like they are.

jboo7
jboo7
1 month ago

Joy is a natural thing – if it is real joy!
There are other things, however, that sneak in under the same name – but being ANTI-JOY!
It may hop and howl around like an excited dervish – but a dervish is in painful ectasis – not joy!
True joy is moving in the waves and rhythms of Nature that take the joyful with them.
The painful dervish cult goes with the RAVE and takes with it the mob of a gory mass hystery –
whereas Joy pertains the lightness of dancing steps and and of the mind in happy consciousness.
We have to see and know the difference between an illness of the mind and Nature’s beauty.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Hold them anyway Screw U Joe

Frank W Brown
Frank W Brown
1 month ago

Vermin ROACHES need fumigation in the worst way! November will DELIVER!!!