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

February 5, 1991

Marian Connolly
USDA, Forest Service
12th and Independence Avenue S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20090-6090

Dear Ms. Connolly,

Having reviewed a copy of the NFS report on the 1991 Vermont National Rainbow Gathering, I was reminded of our telephone conversation of January 18, 1992, regarding the anti-gathering regulations you are currently working on.

I recalled asking whether you really believed in what you were doing with relation to these to-be-proposed-regulations, and your reply to the effect that you believed them to be necessary.

Notwithstanding your sincere beliefs on this issue, I still have serious reservations as to the necessity of additional regulations which would have the direct and proximate effect of further limiting traditional concepts of individual liberty.

Hopefully the accompanying summary will give you food for second thought on your present position.

On the other hand, if you could take the time to bring to my attention any substantial issues that have escaped mention in my summary, it would be very helpful to my personal quest for an accurate understanding of reality.

In service to a loving Creator,