Re: cover
10 May 1993 21:58:38

Howdy Hi May 11, 1993

I've just come from the Cumberland Rainbow Regional. Spirit is very good.
Something great is in the air. Hope to return next weekend.
The gatherings are
where its at. I have not done much more than scan the Regs but as I understand
them at this point there is not going to be a bond issue because of non
comercial status. One point is that under the proposed regulations the
Cumberland gathering would be in violation because no permit was applied for
or issued. I forsee a fundamental struggle for some kind of authority. Right
now the authority to gather in the National Forests as we have for the past
twenty years is ours. The government is trying to take this authority. We may
be able to resolve this struggle during this comment period. At some point we
might have a Gathering and the government might come in and do a mass arrest.
then we would do battle in the courts. We may do battle in the courts before
any arrests. Lets put our heads together and try to come up with something
that is going to be the most benificial and least harmful. My objection to
the signing of permits is a question of liability. People have to ultimately
be responsible for themselves. No one person or persons can take too much
responsibility upon themselves. Taking on responsibility is a way and a correct
way of assuming authority. Its not a good balance when one person or a few have
too much authority. These are just a few simple basic ideas. Something inside
of me likes keeping things simple. I hope to coordinate some discussions on the
proposed regulations. I agree that they have to be studied carefully, thought
about, talked about, and written about.

YYours in service to the Free Rainbow Dan D

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