I agree that freedom grows with the lost rights of individuals.
No smoking on the beach is the first step.
Then, the merchants will want a ban on drinks and food on the beach because of "trash and litter".
Then a ban of sunscreen because the chemicals affect wildlife and the ocean.
Then a ban on chairs and umbrellas because of the "damage" it does to the sand, and visual pollution to the beauty of the sand and surf.
We can only hope that a few sea turtles decide to nest, and we can close a large portion of the beach.
Then we can divide the remaining beach into the following sections;
Families, singles, swimmers, surfers, tanners, metal detectors, sea shell hunters, body surfing etc.
After these bans, the public will finally accept a total ban of people on the beach because of the danger of skin cancer.
Although I am joking about the above, with the loss of one right, it is easier to destroy more rights.
There are already littering laws on the books to deal with people leaving trash on the beach, enforce those laws first before denying others their rights.
And if successfully banning smoking is achieved, the calculate the money for renourishment and deduct the amount of taxes derived from cigarette taxes from the total, then let the beach community make up the difference.
Personal responsibility and enforcement of litter laws is the answer, not the destruction of individual rights.
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