posted on Oct, 10 2009 @ 04:29 PM
This is total tree-hugging liberal b.s. The problems I have with this are too numerous to mention, so I won't even try. What I will say is that, even
if this absolutely rediculous notion passes the legislative litmus test (which I doubt), there is absolutely no way they can actively enforce it. I
fish. Not as much as those who rely on it for income, not as much as those who do it for active sport. I fish freshwater and salt. And without a
shadow of a doubt, I dare any government agency (namely, parks and rec, wildelife management, etc.) to try and enfore it. These pinheads can't even
stop some of the more unintelligent in our midst from growing a multi-million dollar pot farm on federal parkland, yet they're supposed to have the
resources to stop me and hundreds, if not thousands in my relatively rural county from fishing in our lakes & rivers? I know as now it's relegated to
coastal areas and great lakes, but it's a stone's throw... and my lil' corner of the country doesn't have a tenth as many people as some coastal
That being said, I would also like to add that as long as states recieve funding from the purchase of a fishing license, this will never be passed
into law... if it is, they stop collecting fees from said licenses which is a fairly large chunk of money the states will fail to collect to help
already strapped budgets... to say nothing of the massive dropoff in sales of fishing poles, tackle, bait, etc. that would cripple a lot of sporting
goods outlets across America...
The biggest reason I think however, that the feds should give this a second thought, is that in areas like mine where fishing is legitimately used in
a lot of cases to supplement not the incomes, but the diets of a good many people, things would go very badly... the image of that poor census worker
lynched in W. Va. with the word "Fed" scrawled on his chest come to mind...
[edit on 10-10-2009 by Legion2112]