July 9, 1993

What will be on the ballot this September is an initiative ordering D.C. Congressional Delegate aeanar Holmes Norton to introduce a constitutional amendment in Congress that would abolish the country's nuclear warheads by the year 2000. The proposed amendment also would direct the U.S. government to "promote a good-faith effort to eliminate War, armed conflict and military operations"; convert weapons industries into ecologically beneficial enterprises; and redirect other defense resources to meet human needs. This starry-eyed initiative is brought to you by William Thomas, or just Thomas, as he prefers to be called--and other residents of the Peace Park in Lafayette Square across from the White House, who managed to clear all the hurdles of getting their proposal on the ballot.

LL is impressed. Those obstacles have tripped up many others.CP