From: Larry W. Bryant <overtci.nul> Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 00:42:05 -0500 Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:35:46 -0500 Subject: A Presidential Statement On UFO Reality? >From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul> >Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 07:23:05 -0800 >Subject: How To Inform The Public of ET? >I'd like to try an excercise if I may? >Here's the scenario: >For arguement's sake there is intelligent life throughout the >universe. Most of the governments of the world are aware of this. >It has come time to make full disclosure. >You are the President of the United States, (or his boss), how >would you proceed in this matter? What would be the best way to >to inform the American public, and the people of the world? >Based on your answer, what do you feel the consequences would >be? Opinions please. Apropos of Frank Warren's "disclosure exercise", I offer the following draft "Presidential Statement on UFO Reality," which I created some years ago for public consumption and wide distribution. Perhaps it still has some relevance? The hard-copy version has this note of explanation: Let's suppose that, within the next several years, the growing pressure on the federal government to level with the public about UFO reality actually succeeds. The full measure of that success, of course, would consist of a formal announcement from Washington. And who better to make it than the president of the United States? Accordingly, CAUS Washington, D.C., director Larry W. Bryant proposes that the president deliver the following speech, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Roswell, N.M., UFO crash-retrieval case of July 1947. Presumably, the White House press office will have given the news media advance notice of the general topic - but not the key element - of the speech. Thus, the news-wire advisory to editors might read: "Tonight, at 9:00 o'clock eastern daylight time, the president is scheduled to address the nation from the Oval Office of the White House. Informally referred to as the 'Citizens of Earth' speech, the president's remarks are expected to reveal new de- velopments in space research, to include matters involving uni- dentified flying objects." JULY 7, ______ (9:00 p.m.) FROM: Washington, D.C. The Oval Office of The White House An Address by the President of the United States Fellow Americans... and fellow citizens of Earth: Earlier today, I invited three senior members of the White House press corps to join me and the secretary of the Navy in a round- table discussion of what I'm announcing to you this evening. In making the announcement, I ask that you stay tuned to this TV or radio station for 30 minutes of recorded highlights from the discussion. Now, perhaps I should use the term astronomical announcement. Because, what I'm revealing today certainly has profound implications for all mankind. It was more than 50 years ago this week that two so-called "flying saucers" collided during a thunderstorm near Roswell, New Mexico. A few days later, the resulting wreckage, with four humanoid occupants, was retrieved by military authorities. What little we can surmise about the occupants' origin and mission stirs both our imagination and our compassion. By their sudden and violent demise, these small, vulnerable beings -- cosmic pathfinders, perhaps? - have left us with a mystery that both invites and defies solution. Unable to return, or to be returned, to their home planet, they epitomize the grim risk confronting every space traveler. Ever since July 1947, leaders from within and from outside the federal government have chosen to let the "Roswell Incident" lie in limbo - a political hot potato that would grow hotter whenever they tried to deal forthrightly with it. Now, with the passage of five decades, that difficult issue has begun to cool. The turnabout is due in part to acknowledging our own advances in space technology and travel. For, today, who can say for sure that our march into space has not been duplicated elsewhere, and with greater success? My purpose here tonight is not to find fault with past leaders as to when and how to tell the whole story about the Roswell Incident and its aftermath. Rather, as one who only recently has learned the story, I want this occasion to be one of mutual reassurance and recommitment. We citizens of Earth must reassure ourselves that, as a community of nations, we can deal effectively and justly with unannounced visits by life forms beyond Earth. And, in the process, we must recommit ourselves to the principles and ideals that preserve our species and its civilization. Are we up to the challenge, in light of this news that mankind truly does share the universe with advanced inhabitants of other worlds? If I had any doubts about that, I would not be here before you tonight. As we rise to the challenge, let us rely upon the cooperation of a free government and a free press to inform, to inspire, and to lead us in coming to terms with this singular event in human history. By an executive order to be issued tomorrow, I am directing that all official records pertaining to the Roswell Incident - and to any other such spaceship-retrieval case - be transferred to the Library of Congress. There, under guidance from officials of the Department of the Navy (which has had custody of the records for a number of years), researchers, scholars, scientists, and just plain citizens will have full access to what used to be the Ultimate Secret. Tomorrow evening, I will address a joint session of Congress, where I'll present my proposal as to how our government should deal, from now on, with the reality of these extraterrestrial visitors. In the meantime, I'm asking that the Navy secretary conduct a press conference tomorrow at noon in the auditorium of the National Press Club in Washington. There, reporters will have access to a packet of background material that includes photographic and technical data derived from analysis of the retrieved spacecraft. Tonight, MY duty is to affirm your right - and to renew everyone's opportunity - to take part in the decisionmaking on how and where we should proceed from here. YOUR duty is to help keep the event in proper perspective - and to build upon it in the realization that we, indeed, are not alone in the universe. As I welcome your understanding, I thank you for your patience. And may God bless the citizens of Earth.
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