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Saturday, 08 August 2009 04:43

Delivery of the Petition Calling for Issuance of a Presidential UFOIA Proclamation:

TO: Hon. George W. Bush
President, United States of America
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

FROM: Larry W. Bryant
3518 Martha Custis Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302

DATE: July 23, 2001

(1) With their 27 electronic signatures now entered upon subject petition, citizens from all across North America -- representing all walks of life, from tradesmen and students to government personnel and professional specialists -- are requesting that you take all appropriate action toward fulfilling their plea as expressed in the text of the petition.

(2) Circulated during the period March 23, 2001 -- July 23, 2001, via the Internet website of http://www.petitionpetition.com, the petition presented the following background information:

SUMMARY: First published on Oct. 10, 1981, in the now-defunct New York City newspaper "The News World," this proclamation originally was drafted for Ronald Reagan's issuance. Now, it appears in updated form below (as the heart of this petition)....

Presidential UFOpoliticking extends all the way back to Harry Truman (whose alleged role in forming "Majestic-12," a panel of high-ranking military-industrial experts secretly convened to exploit UFO/E.T. technology, sparks debate even today). And most of us know about Jimmy Carter's prepresidential encounter with a nighttime UFO, followed by his campaign promise to work for greater freedom of official UFO information. But the ensuing moderate-profile UFOlogical authority in the White House was epitomized by Ronald Reagan, who apparently had a fondness for alluding to alien contact/invasion/interaction. Now, with UFOlogically aware George W. Bush's ascension to Washington, we've come full circle.

(3) Here's the text of the petition:

TEXT OF PETITION: We, the undersigned citizens, ever mindful that full freedom of UFO information should be the rule rather than the exception, hereby petition Pres. George W. Bush to issue the following "Presidential Proclamation on Greater UFO Freedom of Information and Accountability":

The Presidential UFOIA Proclamation:

BACKGROUND:

1. Since 1969 (with the formal declassification and public availability of the archives known as USAF Project Blue Book records), and since the advent of the amended U. S. Freedom of Information Act (which has been instrumental in the public release of non-Blue Book-related UFO documentation possessed by various agencies), the American public has been able to exercise, to a limited degree, its right-to-know as regards official UFO research.

2. The access limitation is due in part to the reluctance of certain agencies to admit to their possession of UFO-related records, and in part to certain agencies' censorship of such records under their interpretation of the FOIA exemptions.

3. At this state in the federal government's role in UFO research, it is more pertinent than ever that the government's position in this societal issue be fully understood by members of the federal government and the general public. That position is simple: the reported Unidentified Flying Objects represent no threat to the nation's security; the general public should look to the private sector, not to the government, for the potential of further research into the UFO phenomenon.

THE INVESTIGATIVE STATUS QUO:

4. Without a formal, official research program to collect, analyze, and disseminate UFO-encounter reports, the federal government must yield to the efforts of privately funded researchers in this field.

5. For these private researchers to pursue their quest they must have adequate resources -- including any funds that might be available from government sources. But equally important to the success of their voluntary undertaking is the cooperation of government agencies and officials who have participated in official research.

6. That cooperation must include total declassification and public release of any UFO-related records currently being withheld from public view. It also must include the public availability of all UFO information that might come into the government's possession in the future.

THE PROCLAMATION:

7. Now, therefore, I, George W. Bush, president of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the U. S. government's affirmation of greater freedom of UFO information, accountability, and expression. In so doing, I --

-- Order that any currently classified UFO-related records undergo immediate review for declassification and public display;

-- Prohibit the future classification/censorship/withholding of any UFO-related records unless the U. S. president personally can be assured that such action is in the nation's best interests;

-- Release all former and current military-intelligence and operations personnel (including civilian/contract employees) from their oaths of secrecy as regards their hard-core UFO knowledge.

8. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this _ _ _ day of _ _ _ , in the year of our Lord _ _ _ _.

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[AUTHOR'S NOTE: This draft responds to the growing call for greater public access to official UFO documentation. It affords the U. S. Congress and the president another chance at saving face on the UFO issue.

Citizens Against UFO Secrecy (CAUS -- http://www.caus.org) urges readers to write to their congressmen and senators to endorse the proclamation and to send a copy, along with any favorable congressional response, to the White House for President Bush's consideration. (His e-mail address is: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

CAUS plans to study all official reaction to the proclamation and to publish the results in the UFO press. Reactions can be mailed to the CAUS Washington, D.C., office at 3518 Martha Custis Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302 (e-mail address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).]

(4) On behalf of the petition's signatories, I ask that you keep me regularly and fully informed as to your progress in helping achieve the goal of this petition. Please note that I shortly will snail-mail to you a printout of this e-mail message so that you may further process it among the multiple levels of your office.

(5) Here is the list of signatories:

27. Full Name: JoAnne D. Scarpellini
City: High Ridge
State/Province: MO
Country: USA
Age: 68
Occupation: Retired Professional

26. Full Name: Alan L. Baughman
City: Evansville
State/Province: Indiana
Country: USA
Age: 40
Occupation: CAD/CNC Programmer

25. Full Name: Robert M. Everhard
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Age: 46
Occupation: Business Owner

24. Full Name: michael snyder
City: boardman
State/Province:ohio
Country: u.s.a.
Age: 26
Occupation: nonya

23. Full Name: Lester G. Salyers
City: Palatka
State/Province: Florida
Country: USA
Age: 53
Occupation: truck driver

22. Full Name: Joseph Cap
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Age: 57
Occupation: Computer Consultant

21. Full Name: Tamara Ann Jones
City: Northfield
State/Province: Vermont
Country: USA
Age: 36
Occupation: Biologist

20. Full Name: Penny V. Simkins
City: Reevesville
State/Province:
South Carolina
Country: US
Age: 50
Occupation: GATE KEEPER

19. Full Name: Demelza Costa
City: Sweet Home
State/Province: OR
Country: United States
Occupation: counselor

18. Full Name: John M. Zupansic
City: South St. Paul
State/Province: MN
Country: USA
Age: 25
Occupation: Publishing

17. Full Name: William F. Hines
City: Newport News
State/Province: VA
Country: USA
Age: 61
Occupation: Retired

16. Full Name: bill widner
City: blytheville
State/Province: ar
Country: usa
Age: 50
Occupation: registered nurse

15. Full Name: Faye Phillips
City: Bend
State/Province:Oregon
Country: USA
Age: 39
Occupation: Truck Driver

14. Full Name: Scott J Santa
City: Cuyahoga Falls
State/Province: Ohio
Country: USA
Age: 45
Occupation: Retired Military/USPS Letter Carrier

13. Full Name: Paul Nahay
City: Silver Spring
State/Province:
Maryland
Country: USA
Age: 43
Occupation: Computer programming consultant

11. Full Name: Stephen J. Solberg
City: La Crosse
State/Province: WI
Country: USA
Age: 53
Occupation: Land Surveyor

10. Full Name: Rhiannon Burruss
City: Arlington
State/Province: Virginia
Country: USA
Age: 52
Occupation: Congressional Exec Assistant in DC

9. Full Name: Maria Elena Morgan
City: Dale City
State/Province: VA
Country: USA
Age: 46
Occupation: Secretary

8. Full Name: Frederick M. Olsen III
City: West Allis
State/Province: Wisconsin
Country: USA
Age: 47
Occupation: genius

7. Full Name: Robert A. Luca
City: west Palm Beach
State/Province: Florida
Country: us
Age: 62
Occupation: Research Technician

6. Full Name: james m nordlund
City: Lakin
State/Province: KS
Country: US
Age: 41
Occupation: mental health counseling supervision

5. Full Name: Cory James Hill
City: Las Vegas
State/Province: Nevada
Country: USA
Age: 29
Occupation: Computer Network Engineer

4. Full Name: Randy Kitchur
City: Winnipeg
State/Province: Manitoba
Country: Canada
Age: 40

3. Full Name: Sal Amendola
City: Brooklyn
State/Province: New York
Country: United States of America
Age: 53
Occupation: Illustrator/author/art teacher

2. Full Name: GRETCHEN CONDON
City: HAMPTON
State/Province: VIRGINIA
Country: USA
Age: 38
Occupation: Accounts Payable Supervisor

1. Full Name: Larry W. Bryant
City: Alexandria
State/Province: Virginia
Country: United States of America
Age: 63
Occupation: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

[LWB Note (11/30/01): Now that four months have passed with no response whatever from any official of the Executive Branch, how will history judge this deafening silence? As a profoundly lost opportunity for our self-government to be more responsive and accountable to us, the people? Or, as a signal that we citizens need to intensify our call for action during the coming months?]

 

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