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- Gainesville FL
- # of dives
- 500 - 999
I disagree. You are sooo completely off base. You (and I) have the right to engage in (big boy) activities that are potentially harmful or dangerous. We have a right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. If swimming under the ocean or climbing steep rocks or flying experimental aircraft bring citizens happiness, then we should NOT be looking to government to decide what is best for us or to constrain our happiness (although maybe just a little wrt to aircraft over people's houses).I do not complain. What I'm saying it would be beneficial for everyone if fishermen's and scuba divers' activities are divided into separate areas. I'd already explained to you why your symmetrical argument about the boats does not work here so I am surprised you keep parroting my words. "Rights" are also irrelevant here. Your rights end quite often when they jeopardize someone's (or even your own) safety. Have you ever seen a highway bridge with a sign "no fishing from the bridge"? So there'll be one more, big deal.
We have the right to engage in dangerous activity and we should take the responsibility for those actions, rather than call on big brother to keep us all safe from every potential harm.