reply to post by TheOneEyedProphet
I am a great fan of the rhetorical & the hypothetical. I would think the first thing people might consider is make a usable plan. Check local, state,
fed, etc laws to find out if there is an ordinance in place against digging on beaches. We have become too complacent, again. While we were about our
daily lives officials may have changed, or writen, a new law. The average Joe might not even be aware until he steps into the muck & surprise! He now
has an arrest record, a fine & possibly a little 'me time' in a local facility. If there is a law effecting your community there are channels to
follow to get that law changed. Once a law is in place those who made it aren't going to just give it up easily. They, after all, made it for your
own good. Just ask them. They will tell you.
I believe someone here made mention of a letter campaign. As great as email is, it doesn't
replace solid paper, & proof it made it to its intended recipient.
I'm certain any organized effort would benefit from a sympathetic attorney & news crew on site. Dedicated youtubers would no doubt be interested
enough to document, but not join it, events. You know how those folks are...they love youtube.
One does not have to break laws to show ones discontent. If I were a part of such a plan & found there really is a law against digging, I might take a
shovel, but not use it. I would lay it down on the beach in front or beside me & not touch it again until I left. As we all know this issue does
extend beyond the desire to move sand. Frankly, I'm not sure why people in the Gulf states haven't already taken, peaceful, action because of the
loss of their way of life, their jobs, tourist trade, etc.
We are guaranteed the right of peaceful assemblage. There are of course ordinances about being on private property without permission. At one time, in
my area, those who chose to peacefully assemble had to keep moving &, not block an entertrance. A little common sense goes along way.
Of course this is all hypothetical & intended for discussion purposes only. I did come upon interesting info recently regarding Kindred Anesen..not
sure that is spelled right. I like her. She speaks her mind. I think she may be involved with project gulf impact. ( www.projectgulfimpact.com ) In
LA she was trying to organize efforts to express the concerns of her neighbors.
There is nothing I like more then a lively discussion. Folks expressing views, ideas, thoughts. It's what this country was built on.