This one is funnier than trying to stop people from looking at Mount Rushmore…. Perhaps I find this funnier because it not far from home and very familiar stomping grounds. To give you an idea how stupid this is, it’s wide open water. Florida Bay is the body of water between the curve of the Florida Keys WEST into greater gulf of Mexico. Biscayne Bay is a smaller sized body of water South East of Miami EAST to the Atlantic Ocean.
Enforcement ? Imagine trying to stop 3 million people, spread over 500 miles squared, from looking at a full moon. That’s how practical enforcement would be.
(Via Breitbart) Just before the weekend, the National Park Service informed charter boat captains in Florida that the Florida Bay was “closed” due to the shutdown.
Until government funding is restored, the fishing boats are prohibited from taking anglers into 1,100 square-miles of open ocean. Fishing is also prohibited at Biscayne National Park during the shutdown.
The Park Service will also have rangers on duty to police the ban of access to an ocean.
The government will probably use more personnel and spend more resources to attempt to close the ocean, than it would in its normal course of business.
This is governing by temper-tantrum. It is on par with the government’s ham-fisted attempts to close the DC WWII Memorial, an open-air public monument that is normally accessible 24 hours a day. By accessible I mean, you walk up to it. When you have finished reflecting, you then walk away from it. (link)