I'm fine with the big public fireworks shows. It isn't my thing but OK.

But in my neighborhood, the amateur fireworks start 3 days before the 4th (and New Year's and a few other random days) and go on for several days after. They're noisy. They're messy. They're dangerous. They're alarming. They start fires. They terrify the animals. Yes, they're illegal but I've never seen nor heard of anyone hassled by the police for using them. Stop with the fireworks!

Potato salad is the only thing redeeming the 4th for me at this point.