P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038
(202) 462-0757

March 29,1992

George Herbert Walker Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W,
Washington, D.C.

Dear Mr. President:

This morning, as you returned to the White House from the Church of the President, you and your lovely wife Barbara passed through Lafayette (Peace) Park.

Your stroll through the Park, in my opinion, highlighted two most significant issues.

First, it was very encouraging to hear you say that you share our view on nuclear weapons. We would be very pleased if you would sign the enclosed petition to help the Cause.

Second, you understand that we are in the Park on a 24-hour basis because you've seen us.

This point is significant because, as you recognized, our 24-hour, around-the-clock "vigil" in Lafayette Park is an effective "demonstration." This communication is entitled to protection under the First Amendment. However, the Department of Interior is imposing a new regulation which would limit individuals to three (3) cubic feet of "property" in Lafayette Park. This regulation would leave us the choice of having enough literature to pass out, or enough blankets to keep from freezing to death ... but not both.

Don't allow the Department of Interior to act in Lafayette Park like the Chinese Communist Party in Tiananmen Square.

At first, because of his warlike nature, the ancient Emperor Asoka of India was known as "the terrible," but he changed and began using influence to educate the various antagonistic peoples as to the necessity of sharing resources to create a peaceful and just society. Now history remembers him as "the beloved."

Mr. President, we pray that you will take the opportunity to lead the modern world so all humanity can live in peace & harmony. If you decide to take this opportunity you will be respected by humanity, and honored by history.


Ellen Thomas