Letter from Rainbow Legaliaison 2/6/93
P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038
February 6, 1993
Senator John Glenn's Office
ATT: Bob Alvarez
340 Dirksen Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20111
Dear Mr. Alvarez,
You may recall that a couple of years ago the National Forest
Service proposed a regulation which -- through the requirement of
permits, performance bonds and insurance -- would have created a
serious restriction on the right of the people to peaceably
assemble on public lands.
That proposal was quietly abandoned, but one of the departing
regime's parting shots was another partially finished regulatory
scheme to transform the "right" of peaceable assembly on public
lands into a "privilege," subject to the whim of government.
In its final hours the departing Bush administration exempted a
rulemaking which would RESTRICT PEACEABLE ASSEMBLY ON PUBLIC
LANDS from the regulatory moratorium which been extended by Bush
during his election campaign.
Subsequently, on January 22, Leon Panetta, the new Director of
the Office of Management and Budget imposed a suspension of
regulatory publication to allow the new Administration
opportunity to become familiar with and make their own decisions
on pending regulatory matters.
Yet NFS has specifically stated that it "still hope(s) to publish
the proposed rule soon, so ... we can adopt a final rule before
This regulation is unnecessary and unAmerican. The new
administration should be encouraged to scrap this proposed
regulation as an intolerable affront to the First Amendment.
Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
For peace through reason,
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