When I was a teenager in the 60's...there was an area of the local lake called "hippy hollow" . (I imagine every community had such an area) If you went there you knew to expect peaceful people floating / sitting about nude and smoking pot/hash/etc. But those same folks who frequented the area (me included) , when making a beer / rolling paper run, did not go to the store without clothes or with a joint in our mouth. It was called common decency and common respect. It did not require a law...and it did not require discussion.
I guess the distinction I draw is between self-regulation, as described above, and no regulation.
What exposure to public nudity may do to a person's inner moral fiber -- and I'm thinking here particularly of minors -- is harder to quantify than a an overt act of physical aggression, but it is no less real.
In the jungles of Africa and South America, adult women go topless all the time, and the society suffers no ill effects from it. Such is not the custom in New Hampshire. The simple fact is that the Free State may be ready for that some day, but that day is not soon. In all honesty, I don't think I'm
ready for that. I get totally distracted by a woman in my immediate vicinity if she has nice hair and perfume even if she's fully and appropriately attired. It may be that the fault is mine; so be it. I don't mean to suggest we enact laws requiring burkas, that would be just as extreme a measure as allowing public orgies.
Our goal is to work within an already existing culture. We must give respect to the values and history of New Hampshire. Public nudity already exists in the Free State. You can go to some of the rock concerts or offshoot biker rallies in summer where the price of admission is women baring their feminine assets. These are perfect examples of the self-regulatory practices which will find seamless acceptance into the pre-existing culture. Show up to a court hearing wearing nothing as a protest against political oppression, though, and we will be demonized, and the fsp will get lynched.
That's just the reality of the situation. If the fsp were in, I don't know, the hinterlands of Brazil, this would be a non-issue; we'd be discussing whether people should be allowed to practice cicumcision or something.