Good News - Grassroots Does Work - American Flags Will Fly in the Forests

from American Land Rights Assoc.

July 25, 2002 - This week a lot of media and public attention was paid to the Forest
Service's mishandling of a national forest permittee who was told to remove from his summer cabin a flagpole that had been flying the American flag. (See original story here)

The Forest Service, acknowledging that it had made a mistake, worked with Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, who oversees the Forest Service, and U.S. Representative Richard Pombo to quickly fix the situation.

Within 48 hours, the permit was modified to allow the flagpole to remain, and Secretary Veneman wrote a letter to Representative Pombo thanking him for bringing the matter to her attention.  And, Secretary Veneman is sending the permittee an American flag that has been flown over USDA offices in Washington, D.C.

Because we now have an administration that values private property rights, this situation was quickly corrected.  It would be a good idea to write Secretary Veneman and Congressman Pombo thanking them for their quick response.  Grassroots does work.  Write or e-mail Secretary Veneman and Congressman Pombo at:

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, D.C.  20250

Congressman Richard Pombo
Washington Office
2411 Rayburn HOB
Washington, D.C.  20515

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