Baker County StandardMacclenny, Florida
February 21, 1996
Thank you for your Feb.7 article on the Rainbow Family.
Unlike the other local paper, you gave a balanced and fair
portrayal of my family, and stressed the positive attributes of
the Rainbow family of Living Light.
I invite all kind local brothers and sisters to our
gathering to camp out or at least visit some of our kitchens
named Kind Lovin' Vibration, One Love, Granola Funk, and Kiddie
As for our signing a permit, we believe the 1st Amendment is
the only permit we need to gather in our publicly-owned forests,
and once we give up this fundamental right it becomes an
arbitrary privilege and gives the Forest SErvice the power to
decide when or if we gather. We have taken the U.S. government
to court twice in the 80's over the issue and won and we will
continue to gather on public lands whether we win in court this
time or not.
As for your local sheriff requesting other police forces,
and the talk of using the National Guard, I feel he is extremely
overreacting and is wasting taxpayers money to create a police
state surrounding a group of peaceful hippies in a remote part of
the Osceola Forest.
The federal government and police con not stop Rainbow.
Although, not officially recognized by the U.S. government we are
recognized by the Native American people as a nomadic tribe and
part of Indian prophesy that speack of a time when the earth is
ravaged and the white man's children walk the red man's path and
speak of Love as the healer of the earth.
We may be arrested or harassed by brothers with badges and
guns for our beliefs but the Rainbow Family will continue to grow
in love and in numbers.
Thanks again!!! Peace & Love.
Laughing Man (Ha!)
Laughing Man: "Everyone with a bellybutton is a Rainbow"
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