Obama to Ban Recreational Fishing? WTF does this Kenyan wnat to do next ?? He is not American in his cultural upgringing !!
Obama to Ban Recreational Fishing? HE IS NOT AN AMERICAN ( CULTURALLY! )
The Obama administration is considering new environmental rules that
would, in effect ban recreational fishing in the United States, according to ESPN. This move is apparently being contemplated under pressure from environmental groups.
"The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a
federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the
nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.
"This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly
still is "fluid" and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still
hasn't issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters.
"That's a disappointment, but not really a surprise for fishing
industry insiders who have negotiated for months with officials at the
Council on Environmental Quality and bureaucrats on the task force.
These angling advocates have come to suspect that public input into the
process was a charade from the beginning."
The excuse for this
contemplated ban is the notion that recreational fishing as well as
commercial fishing is depleting the stock of fish in American waters.
This notion is disputed by fishing groups, which fear not only that a
ban would prohibit Americans from pursuing a traditional form of
recreation, but also devastate the industry that supports recreational
fishing. Angling groups maintain that there is no basis in science for
an attempt to ban recreational fishing.
If the ban is ordered,
it would likely come via executive order rather than an attempt to have
Congress pass legislation. Various environmental groups are demanding
that such an executive order be issued as soon as possible.
idea that any president would contemplate arbitrarily banning a sport
that millions of Americans enjoy, from young boys dropping lines at the
local fishing hole, to adults struggling with Marlins on the high seas,
is just mind boggling. A potential ban on recreational fishing suggests
that this administration is possessed by a myopic version of
environmental ideology that transcends common sense. It also feels
empowered to tell Americans what they can or cannot do at a whim.
If a ban on recreational fishing were to take hold, one would suspect
that a ban on recreational hunting would not be far behind.
Environmental groups have been trying to stop hunting for decades and
now seem to have an administration willing to do their bidding.
There will almost certainly be a pushback against these plans. To
paraphrase the president himself, Americans have traditionally clung to
their fishing rods as much as they do their guns and their God. The
writer Norman Mclean wrote a story, 'A River Runs Through It', that explored the spiritual aspects of fly fishing. The story was made into a film by Robert Redford.
Incidentally, one of the most famous anglers in the United States is a former vice president
named Dick Cheney. So far Cheney has not commented on the proposed ban
on recreational fishing. When he does, the effects should be interesting
Sources: Culled out: Obama administration will
accept no more public input for federal fishery strategy, Robert
Montgomery, ESPN Outdoors, March 8th, 2010