11-16-2012, 01:32 PM
Re: Urgent request from AFFTA - The Sportsmen's Act of 2012
Originally Posted by Jackster
Dave, you can email your senator no matter which side of the issue you take.
With so many Americans on this board and so many people coming from all over the world to fish this wonderland we live in I feel the editor used excellant judgement in posting that notice here on a widely read sportmans board.
Gotta run and email my senator.
I have given my opinion without any personal attacks, and I will endeavor to keep it that way.
A person owns property that is unfortunately of interest to citizens and foreign visitors for purely indulgent reasons, to catch a fish or shoot some wild game. Perhaps the people would best be served by allowing the public land that everyone is so keen on seeing, go to auction, giving the public a fair value for the property, and ensuring that everyone had opportunity to purchase. I don't understand why the private property owner must be forced to give up his personal belongings to suit the indulgence of another. If the government offers a price the landowner is willing to accept then GREAT, but if turned down, well, there is always the next owner. BUT WE DON'T TAKE HIS PROPERTY...
What legacy are we passing on to our children when they learn from our examples that property has no value, that hard work and its rewards mean nothing. If the government doesn't protect our property from the mobs what incentive does anyone have to excel.
Getting off my soap box now!
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With respect Dave, he simply raised an issue pertinent to the angling community. The rest of us brought our politics into it.
With mutual respect Dean
Is it any of our business how the English choose to rule on their fishing laws?
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. "