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Delivery of the Petition Calling for Issuance of a Presidential UFOIA

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

(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

The Presidential UFOIA Proclamation:


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.


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


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 _ _ _ _.

* *

[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:

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:

(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
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
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
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
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

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: overtci@cavtel.net

[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?]