I strongly agree that, if you are intending to visit any country, you are mad not to check out the rules and then comply with them. Anything else risks you losing your boat and maybe your freedom.
At the same time, there is no reason why citizens within our country should not endeavour to ensure that our bureaucracies behave in a way that complies with community standards. Critical scrutiny of the behaviour of public officials at all levels is essential in a healthy democracy.
: New Caledonia, Australia.