Is The Request For More Clothes-Optional Areas Worthwhile or A Big Waste of Time?Guest website
White House Petition for Clothing-Elective Places
More clothes-optional areas - It's puttered along for a few weeks and AANR has put their stamp of approval on it. Currently it's just over 2,500 signatures of the 100,000 needed. With just two weeks to go, it does not seem like it will meet it's aim. I have a somewhat different position.
Initially, just 5,000 signatures were needed for the White House to issue a reply. Immediately after launch, the amount jumped to 25,000 and now it's 100,000. In spite of the number of signatures needed ever growing, achieving the aim does not ensure an official statement. The White House is just cherry-picking what they deem relevant and will get them the most press. Even if this petition for more clothes-optional outdoor spaces does reach its target and the White House decides it as certainly one of their important dilemmas, there is no indicator that the response will truly address the issue or be serious at all.
We the People White House Petition
Another thing to mention is that there currently aren't any national laws against casual, non sexual nudity. All of the laws on record have been made firmly by the states. The implication of the petition is that every national park and woods would quarter off sections for clothes-optional use. From then on, who orders where these clothing-optional places are? They could section off a five-foot square that is hundreds of yards from any trail, swimming hole, or important park place and designate it as clothing optional. Or how about the rear of any cave inhabited by a grizzly bear? Sure, they are clothes-optional also. Now, with government sanctioned clothing-optional regions all over the place, there would need certainly to be way to command all the nude people from wondering out of the designated places. It wouldn't be long before a federal law was signed, making all non-sexual nudity prohibited. is really nothing to legalize.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against a world with more nudie areas. It'd be great if I turned out to be incorrect, and the request ended up receiving an official, favorable response from the White House. FKK did post about the petition on Facebook and Twitter. Gaining approval of the human body is what it is about. But in regards to social nudity, I do not feel that creating modest clothing-optional zones is the answer, and by utilizing the government's "We The People" website, with its little responses and lack luster track record, doesn't help with the credibility of the cause.
It should be noted that the Naturist Action Committee issued an advisory reacting to the request (link below). While they did not discount it, some have been surprised by their less-than-enthusiastic response. Rather than encourage everyone to sign, NAC essentially said they leave it up to the individual to determine whether or not to sign it.
This guest blog about the White House Request for Clothing-Elective Places was published by - Young Naturists and Naturists America
The Whitehouse.gov Petition
Request's Website Created by Larry Darter
NAC's Advisory Reply to the Petition
Darter's Follow-Up Article Addressing NAC's Reply
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