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Re: “Group wants Arkansas's prude nude law revoked

It always amazes me that America's and Arkansas' young men and women will volunteer to join the military so they can be shipped 8,000 to 10,000 miles away to risk their life to help some stranger in a strange land protect or achieve their freedom and civil rights, while at the same time, local elected officials are back home supporting existing or passing new laws that restrict their freedom.

Yet, these same Veterans will not fight for their freedom, here, in their own state and will, most often, support or vote against their own best interests by voting for for politicians that will vote for laws that will have a negative affect on their Constitutional Rights, Civil Rights and Freedoms or give greater benefits to those citizens who do not need them.

Richard Mason, Naturist
Haulover Beach

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Posted by Richard Mason on 07/17/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Group wants Arkansas's prude nude law revoked

We need to thank Pulaski County Chief Duputy Prosecutor John Johnson for his comments.

He understands his oath to uphold the Constitutional Rights of the citizens, whom employ him to do exactly that.

This is the continuous sage of America's clash between individual rights vs the common good.

Mere nudity in a place set apart for that purpose is legal in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court differentiates between mere nudity and inappropriate behavior while clothed or nude. If a place is set apart, and that place has signs alerting the public of the presence of nudity, then those that find mere nudity objectional will know not to go there and the whole issue is resolved through respect for each other as citizens.

Nude recreation is not a lifestyle, but a legitimate for of recreations. If there is a sufficient number of people who wish to have a nude beach facility, then government should consider providing one. If government uses tax payers money for other facilities, such as baseball & football stadiums, golf, tennis, marinas and etc.' then it would be logical to privide a naturist facility on public lands. Private property should be also allowed for a nudist facility
providing it is in an area that the public can avoid through signage and all other laws are adhered too. To avoid complaints, a privacy fence is recommended.

The US Supreme Court in a Jacksonville, Florida case stated that "all nudity is not harmful to children" and 'If a person finds nudity objectionable, all they have to do is avert there eyes."

Richard Mason
Haulover Beach
Miami Beach, Florida
A legally designated naturist beach on public lands, in a county park, with signage and established in 1991, based on Miami-Dade County's interpretation of the US Constitution's 14th Amendment and the the Civil Rights Acts, as well as the many US Supreme Court;s decisions that clearly state that the intent of the 14th Amendment is: "not to discrimminate."

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Posted by Richard Mason on 04/19/2016 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Group wants Arkansas's prude nude law revoked

The Arkansas Anti-Nudity Law is unconstitutional. It violates the original meaning and the intent of the US Constitution. Particularly the 1st and 14th Amendments.

Regarding the private property idea, many disorderly laws are applicable if the offense can be seen from outside the property.

The antebellum laws of the Black Code and the Jim Crow area, the disorderly conduct statute, it would apply here.

If you stage a protest in the nude, you will only give support to the anti-nudity crowd, who will use the nude protest to support their contention that nudists are irresonsible.

If you force the repeal of this bad law, through a court action, the legislature will only write a new law that will ban nudity and will be just effective, only packaged different. Remember, the state and the counties have staff attorneys and unlimited funds to support a long and expensive court challenge, through all the layers of the different county, state and federal courts. There is not much justice in the justice system for unpopular issues when in the public square.

Is there a group in Arkansas that plans to lobby for change?? Do they need help?

Arkansas naturists have a political problem, not a legal problem. Contact me.

Richard Mason
Florida Naturist Association
PO Box 530306
Miami Shores, Florida 33153
Haulover Beach

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Posted by Richard Mason on 04/19/2016 at 9:04 AM


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