Author Topic: Mutiny: Retired Navy captain plans blockade to protest closure of Florida waters  (Read 225 times)

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Offline Cincinnatus

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The term "mutiny" seems a bit strong, but, as with the trucker's demonstration planned for DC, a group of boat captains in FL are planning their own act of civil disobedience over the outrageous closure of Gulf waters to the areas commercial fisherman.

Acts like this are continuing to spread and may indicate Emperor Obama's high handed and illegal tactics are bringing him more than he bargained for.

As you are well aware,” wrote Retired U.S. Navy, Senior Chief Geoff Ross -- in a message posted by Fred Brownbill on Save America Foundation Sunday -- the federal government “has illegally and unconstitutionally closed state fishing and navigational waters within the 12 mile boundary of state waters.”

When logging onto the U.S. Department of Interior website, visitors are greeted with this message, posted Oct. 1 by the National Park Service:

“Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed and National Park Service webpages are not operating. For more information, go to

Citing Examiner’s report from Saturday – “Feds close Florida oceans: Florida Bay Charter owner says ‘they’re killing us'” -- Ross is now calling for “every charter boat fisherman across Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Alabama (who is able) to get his or her vessels ready for underway for a coordinated mission to recover your stolen rights as Americans.”

I want 1000 to 2000 charter boats filling the water way that was closed and confiscated illegally by President Obama under his White House order. DEFY IT ! Its illegal. ”

“I’m going to fill my waterway with boats,” Ross told Examiner Monday. “Charter boats, rowboats, canoes, kayaks, I don’t care.”

“Just fill it. We’re going to fill it.”

This will not be the first time Ross has helped organize a show of mutiny over the closing of Florida’s fishing waters.

“I’ve done this before,” Ross said.

On Nov. 7, 2009, more than 100 boats -- including about 70 charter boats – gathered to form a blockade of Destin's East Pass in Fort Walton, Fla. to protest the closure of "snapper season on September 20, 2009 and the amberjack season on October 24, 2009” by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

The flotilla -- organized by the Destin Charter Boat Association – was assisted by Ross.

Ross told Examiner that the event was also attended by a couple of Coast Guard vessels.

But they didn’t try to stop us at all,” Ross said. “They knew I wasn’t going to stand down.”

“And now I’m going to do it again.”

While Ross said he has already received “quite a few” calls,” he is coordinating with fishing charter boat captains in South Florida’s Hernando County to determine what day would best suit their schedules to launch the new show-of-force blockade.

Ross said it will take about a week to pull everything together.

With luck this demonstration could spread to fishing fleets all along the Gulf from FL to TX. Just so long as this doesn't upset any DC commuters I'm all for it.

We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid ~~ Samuel Adams

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