Not to be confused with freestoneangler
So, no more only driving on the right! I want to drive on the left if I feel like it! I want the freedom 3rd world countries enjoy to drive in a crazy mess with traffic coming in all directions with no lanes, no rules!!! No speed limits! Freedom!!! Traffic will be just one joyous disorganized glorious riot of cars and trucks everywhere doing their own thing! No rules; anything goes! It will be free and organic! Orgasimic even! Can you imagine such freedom?!
And speaking of free, no more fees and licensing and screw all these vehicle safety requirements. If I want to drive a car with no headlights, no brakes, bald tires, no horn, no turn signals or brake lights, that's my right! No one should be able to tell me what to do or spend money on stuff I don't want! And I should be able to drive any kind of vehicle I want everywhere! And if I want to drive a 5 mph WWII tank around through downtown Seattle at rush hour, that's my business!
And the tyranny of requiring driver's ed and licenses and age restriction?! Gone! Now 4 year olds can drive! No CDL's if I wanna drive a a semi truck! A tandem rig with 2 trailers? 3? Screw that - I'm gonna make more money and pull 4 or even 5 trailers! I'll go faster by driving on the opposite side of the freeway and making those idiots get out of my way or I'll push them out of the way! And since there are no laws, I won't be responsible for the damage!
Rob, we have motor vehicle and traffic laws for a reason. Same thing with marine laws. Vehicle and vessel traffic laws exist to try to ensure the safe and sane operation of vehicles/vessels with the orderly movement of traffic.
Let's be clear - this Federal Navigable Waterway designation is NOT ABOUT GUIDES!!! It is about marine traffic and safety laws! It is about rules of the road/water, rights of way, vessel safety requirements, what agency has jurisdiction, etc. ONE little tiny law is about 6 packs. But all marine laws do not boil down to or exist because the CG wants to exercise tyranny over poor fishing guides. It is about correcting a mistake and it just happened that an incident with a guide brought the mistake/the incorrect designation to their attention. It would be as if a few miles of freeway never got "officially" added to the federal highway system. So when a trooper writes a ticket, the offender gets it thrown out as noone has jurisdiction because of the original mistake. It is not over-reach or tyranny to fix the mistake and designate that section of the interstate as part of the federal highway system.
This section of the Deschutes should have always been included in the Columbia's designation and the same/applicable Coast Guard vessel traffic laws should have always applied.
Applying these Coast Guard vessel laws simply is about making sure that vessel traffic coming in off the ocean, up the Columbia and into a port or tributary are operating under one set of rules and that boaters do not have to know the rules/laws of each different state, county or city they pass through because for simplification, only Federal vessel traffic rules apply.