It's safe to say that other than being president, defense secretary and secretary of state have to be the most difficult jobs in American government. State is incredibly hard because you are dealing with a world that seems to change on a daily basis and the wrong decision could set off a war.
With defense, you are running a multi trillion dollar corporation. Most important of all, you have the power to send young men and women to die.
Shifting gears, it's Independence Day weekend. I appreciate what the day is all about and I remain in awe of the courage and wisdom of the founding fathers.
Moving on to contemporary times, the day is too bright, too hot, too noisy and too dangerous. I know why the state still tolerates neighborhoods turning into war zones. Follow the money. But, what is the price of safety? So many people are against the fireworks law. Harrisburg looks the other way.