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

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  • yes, the government can forbid manatee riding

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  • 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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I would say people who ride or bother manatees are even less smart, can't they figure out that what they are doing is not very smart? Why don't they have the intelligence to let these creatures be?

    Why are people dumb enough to drink and drive?

    Personally, I think that humans are one of the most dumb creatures on this planet, if not the dumbest.
    I agree people can be pretty stupid, and I agree writing a manatee is stupid too, it's a wild animal and could easily kill you, if it bit her and drowned her, I wouldn't be concerned that is a dumb thing to do.

    was the creature injured, who was injured in it couldn't be injured. there is no law against being stupid and there shouldn't be.

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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
    What people think/assume and what is the truth is often miles apart. Fact is that this is an endangered species and riding one is a crime, just like drinking a few beers and driving is a crime. Almost never one hears a driver who is somewhat over the limit admitting that they were wrong in driving while impaired because they do not deem themselves drunk or a risk while operating a car, even though there is evidence to prove the contrary.

    The law is the law, drunk driving is illegal and so is riding manatees, people need to either accept that and behave accordingly or suffer the punishment/fine that comes with breaking that law.
    truth is no injury came to the animal there is no violation of the law

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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
    What people think/assume and what is the truth is often miles apart. Fact is that this is an endangered species and riding one is a crime, just like drinking a few beers and driving is a crime. Almost never one hears a driver who is somewhat over the limit admitting that they were wrong in driving while impaired because they do not deem themselves drunk or a risk while operating a car, even though there is evidence to prove the contrary.

    The law is the law, drunk driving is illegal and so is riding manatees, people need to either accept that and behave accordingly or suffer the punishment/fine that comes with breaking that law.
    I would love to see a law that says you can't ride on a manatee, that's just hilarious.

    give up about this drunk driving crap, that poses a clear danger to life, interacting with the wild life does not

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    the pathetically dismal protection provided to children takes a backseat a damn critter. which could just as easily be a steak. things are in danger because they just haven't become extinct yet. if it needed to survive it wouldn't be endangered, it's called natural selection.

    I don't see any value in protecting it, really is the world were soft because condors are gone.
    Then do something about protecting children more. It is your democratic right to run for office on a program of better child protection. Write your senator, write your congressman, write the president or start a petition of the white house website through "we the people".

    No child needs to take a backseat because of an animal. The protection of children is a completely separate issue entirely.

    And we are protecting them so that they do not become extinct, killing animals because people think they should blast through the water at insane speeds is not natural selection but people lacking empathy or common sense not to kill animals by stupid/selfish behavior.
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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I would love to see a law that says you can't ride on a manatee, that's just hilarious.

    give up about this drunk driving crap, that poses a clear danger to life, interacting with the wild life does not
    The law is called the ESA endangered species act which forbid harassing manatees.
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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    truth is no injury came to the animal there is no violation of the law
    The woman is guilty of harassing the animal, whether or not it got hurt is not the issue here.
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    Re: Should one be able to ride a manatee without interference from the government?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    I agree people can be pretty stupid, and I agree writing a manatee is stupid too, it's a wild animal and could easily kill you, if it bit her and drowned her, I wouldn't be concerned that is a dumb thing to do.

    was the creature injured, who was injured in it couldn't be injured. there is no law against being stupid and there shouldn't be.
    It does not matter if the creature was injured, the law says no harassment of these protected creatures and riding them constitutes harassment and thus is illegal.
    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?

    Of all the places I've lived, Tampa Bay was definitely the weirdest.

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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
    The law is called the ESA endangered species act which forbid harassing manatees.
    how do you know the manatee was harassed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    how do you know the manatee was harassed
    because riding it constitutes harassment according to the law.
    Former military man (and now babysitter of Donald Trump) John Kelly, is a big loud lying empty barrel!

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