PHILIP JOSEPH, et al.,                )
     Plaintiffs pro se,               )   
                                      )   CA 88-3130
versus                                )   
                                      )   Judge Joyce Hens Green
RONALD WILSON REAGAN, et al.,         )
     Defendants                       )


On November 2, 1988 plaintiffs Philip Joseph, Mary Huddle, and Sunrise S. Harmony received notice from the Clerk of Court along with a request form to be signed in the event that plain-tiffs desire the Court to appoint counsel in this matter. Plain-tiff Peace Park Anti-Nuclear Vigil received similar notice on November 3, 1988.

From the beginning it must be clearly understood that plaintiffs share a motivation of religious belief (see, Complaint, para. 21). No plaintiff entertains any political affiliation. Each plaintiff seeks to remove his or her self from all order imposed through force, violence, threats, or the infliction of pain or suffering upon human beings. 1/

However, National Geographic, Vol. 158, No. 4, page, 546, October, 1980, did quote the opinion of an anonymous Albanian citizen with which plaintiffs share certain appreciation: "Our system has no need for lawyers. Our citizens require no third person to (represent) them."

1/ This paragraph should be read as a firm disclaimer of any ideological support for the philosophy, actions, or policies of Enver Hoxha, the dictator of Albania. Plaintiffs begin from the allegation that a dispute exists between the policies of the executive branch to the Government of the United States, and plaintiffs' religious and moral beliefs. Essentially, plaintiffs claim, the executive branch has treason-ously employed police state force and violence to impose its desired resolution -- the suppression of individual freedom and personal excellence 2/ -- in the alleged dispute. As a direct result of tactics treacherously pursued by police agents execut-ing execu-tive branch dictates, both plaintiffs and democra-cy have suffered grievous injury. Compare, Complaint, para. 20.

Plaintiffs proceed upon the premises that 1) "Justice is humanity's chief concern on Earth" (quote chiseled into stone on the Justice Department Building, Washington, D.C.), 2) Truth is stronger than falsehood, 3) it is self-evident truth that all humans are created equal and endowed by their Creator with cer-tain inalienable rights, among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,* and 4) the judicial system serves society by trying facts, ideally to determine truths whereby society may be correctly guided in the pursuit of civilization (Life, Liberty, Happiness *). It appears to plaintiffs that perhaps a patient, unbiased judge is the primary requirement of Justice.

2/ Defendants knew well the principles involved:

"I don't have to tell you that in today's world the existence of nuclear weapons could mean, if not the extinction of man-kind, then surely the end of civiliza-tion as we know it.... (T)here is a threat posed to human freedom by the enormous power of the Modern State ... secret police, mindless bureaucracy, all com-bining to stifle individual excellence and personal freedom." (Address of President Reagan to a joint session of British Parliament, 6/8/82, Presidential Documents, June, 1982.)

* SEE, The Declaration of Independence. Therefore, while plaintiffs appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Court's notification, they respectfully decline the offer of counsel. Instead they will trust in the Court's impartiality to weigh plaintiffs' pretrial representations against those made by defendants, trust in God to help them repre-sent accurate facts (e.g., Complaint, paras. 81 - 91), trust the jury to find the facts, and trust that the Constitution and laws of the United States will measure up to the standards of Nature's God * (see, Complaint, paras. 92, 93), thereby determining whether or not this is, in fact, a civilized nation.

Respectfully submitted,

Philip Joseph, Pro Se
P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038

Sunrise S. Harmony
P.O. Box 27217
Washington, D.C. 20038

William and Ellen Thomas
1440 N Street, N.W. Apt. 410
Washington, D.C. 20038

* SEE, The Declaration of Independence.


I, William Thomas, hereby state that, on this ____ day of November, 1988 I caused a copy of the foregoing plaintiffs' Notice In Response To Request For Counsel to be served, by hand, upon the office the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, at Judiciary Square, 555 4th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

William Thomas