Thread: DQ Exemption
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:43 PM
Lexie Palmore Lexie Palmore is offline
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Thanks for that valuable information. Many of us remember well the battle royal the DQ had in getting the first exemption. It was touch and go. A huge petition was compiled and taken to Congress. Betty Blake was everywhere pushing to "Save the Queen". The big bad wolf in that battle was the U.S. Coast Guard, or to be more specific, the head of the USCG. He was 'agin' it' through and through. Since then, the exemptions have been easy, but there has always been the question about a permanent exemption. The DQ should have gotten a permanent exemption decades ago. Why this has not happened is beyond me. So we have to go through all this nonsense, once again. It gets wearisome.
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