Recreational boaters to be 'netted'

Feds fight threat of small-boat terror strikes: source

"To reduce the potential for such an attack in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security has developed a new strategy intended to increase security by enhancing safety standards. The Coast Guard is part of the department."

"While the government insists there will be no federal license, the strategy suggests that the government consider registering and regulating recreational boats."

"That is why the strategy is intended to create a layered defense that would create a national federal standard to operate a boat, Allen says."

"On Monday officials will announce the plan, which asks states to develop and enforce safety standards for recreational boaters and asks them to look for and report suspicious behavior on the water -- much like a neighborhood watch program"

"The Coast Guard will work with states to establish minimum safety standards and ways to enforce the new rules. That may include requiring boat operators to have a copy of the safety certification on board with them and a piece of identification that links them to the certificate. That's important, security officials say, because currently there is no uniform requirement for pleasure boaters to have identification on board with them on the water."

re: 'Terrorists' in small boats
Another 'threat' identified by the DHS, and just like that, "to reduce the potential", another collaborative-network pops up to control yo... uhh, 'fight terrorists' that is. This one is to be the Coast Guard working with the states, to create a "new strategy" with all sorts of new rules, regulations, and requirements, complete with enforcement methods...it will create a "national standard to operate a boat".
Military (Coast Guard) partnering with the states = national regulation of recreational boaters. Can you see how the authority of the individual states is being replaced and handed over to the various federal agencies...partnership by partnership? Welcome, once again, to the 'homeland', comrade..where also one by one your freedoms are vanishing into the deep blue sea. Be aware
important, compare with: beast-never-sleeps

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