View Poll Results: Should the government be allowed to forbid manatee riding?

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  • No, riding a manatee is guaranteed by the constitution

    4 9.52%
  • yes, the government can forbid manatee riding

    15 35.71%
  • the tea party has lost it's mind to campaign for manatee riding

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Thread: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    I posted "You should definately be able to ride any manatee you own and provide for.
    But, if it's a wild manatee in US waters then the government sets the rules." And you jump to:
    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, many people believe the government essentially owns everything and everyone.
    How do you get that conclusion? Is seems to me that you may have had the conclusion before a thought about a manatee.

    I remember the beaach when there were very few people who thought they owned it. It was very nice. We respected it a lot, but not everybody did. Too bad.

    BTW the only time I was owned by the feds was when I was drafted in June '68; and, that was only part time.
    Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 02-23-13 at 01:31 PM.

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    I am so sorry for my ignorance..but what is manatee riding??

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I am so sorry for my ignorance..but what is manatee riding??
    I posted a video of an example of manatee riding in this thread. Riding is lying on top or sitting on top of a manatee.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I posted a video of an example of manatee riding in this thread. Riding is lying on top or sitting on top of a manatee.
    Do you mean those dopey looking seal things...

    Are they not endangered??

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Do you mean those dopey looking seal things...

    Are they not endangered??
    yes, hence the reason that it is forbidden to ride the animals.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    yes, hence the reason that it is forbidden to ride the animals.
    So what would be the point??

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    So what would be the point??
    Exactly.

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    So what would be the point??
    We have, in our great nation, many who are "anti-government".
    They find any excuse to carp and criticize our government....( me , for an example)..and when our government does something the least bit controversial - like trying to protect animals from the ignorance of man....then the crying towels come out here at DP...

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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Manatees really aren't endangered, but the feds have declared they are.
    And, who are you to decide if manatees are endangered or not ?
    I'll swear, you conservatives and libertarians wish to go back in time when no "minority" had any rights....
    "minority" in this case is anyone or any animal , helpless and without a gun...

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