THOMAS' DECLARATION OF PURPOSE
November 27, 1981
Religion is a way of life. My way of life is to treat others
as I would like them to treat me. While my religion is simple it
demands responsible action, and on occasion, self sacrifices.
I am presently in the United states against my will, having
been brought here in violation of the laws of this country.
Immediately my own desire is to leave this country, and to resume
the activities in which I was engaged Prior to the illegal
interference of the authorities of this country.
My personal experience has led me to conclude that the United
States, in pursuit of its own pleasure and comfort, is actively
engaged in the destruction of the planet on which I live, and
which I hold to pe the property of ny Creator. To work within the
system that comprises the United States, Is, for me, to
contribute to this destruction. On the basis of ny religious
principles without which one may not buy, sell. or trade within
this society. Because I cannot buy, sell. or trade I am forced to
live on the streets, and subsist. on what society throws away. So
my very existence is a demonstration of the manner in which a
truly moral person is compelled to live within an amoral society.
I have chosen 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as the location for this
demonstration for a number of reasons including
A. An attempt to draw to the attention of the policy
makers the effects of their policies,
B. It is a place to which visitors come from all over
the world thereby affording an international platform for my
C. Many Americans pass by affording me the opportunity to pass out printed writings,
D. It seems the ideal place to petition the government,
against having been brought into this country illegally.
If the government is disturbed at having ne living in front
of the White House all they need do is to let me out of the
Nov 27 1981
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