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Letter of Demand To End Smithsonian Contract for Wright Flyer

Letter of Demand To End Smithsonian Contract for Wright Flyer

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This is a letter of demand, sent by Susan O'Dwyer Brinchman to the Board of Regent at the Smithsonian Institution, dated March 25, 2013. This version of the letter of demand is available so the public can review it and also sign individually or in groups, to send to those governing the Smithsonian Institution in order to have the Smithsonian Contract concerning the Wright Flyer nullified as inappropriate and interfering with objectivity. The Contract requires the Smithsonian and all its affiliates (200) to recognize the Wrights as first to fly. If they don't , they lose the Wright Flyer, an important exhibit. Gustave Whitehead was named First to Fly by Jane's All the World Aircraft on March 8, 2013. Learn more at www.gustave-whitehead.com.
This is a letter of demand, sent by Susan O'Dwyer Brinchman to the Board of Regent at the Smithsonian Institution, dated March 25, 2013. This version of the letter of demand is available so the public can review it and also sign individually or in groups, to send to those governing the Smithsonian Institution in order to have the Smithsonian Contract concerning the Wright Flyer nullified as inappropriate and interfering with objectivity. The Contract requires the Smithsonian and all its affiliates (200) to recognize the Wrights as first to fly. If they don't , they lose the Wright Flyer, an important exhibit. Gustave Whitehead was named First to Fly by Jane's All the World Aircraft on March 8, 2013. Learn more at www.gustave-whitehead.com.

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Letter of Demand to Dissolve the Contractual Agreement Between the Wright Heirsand the Smithsonian
 
Requiring That Orville Wright Be Recognized as First-To-Fly
In Order to Retain the Wright Aeroplane of 1903 As It Creates Bias and Stifles Inquiry,Interfering With the Mission, Values, and Strategic Plan of the Smithsonian and Its 200Affiliated Museums and Research FacilitiesMarch 25, 2013TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERNTO THE SMITHSONIAN CHANCELLOR JUSTICE JOHN G. ROBERTS, JR.TO THE SMITHSONIAN BOARD OF REGENTS,TO ALL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA:On behalf of world educators, students and those who love history, taxpayers of theUnited States of America, the general public, and all those who seek accuracy in historyand desire integrity in our government funded agencies ...1.WHEREAS the Smithsonian Institution (heretofore referred to as "Smithsonian")is administrated by the United States of America2.WHEREAS the Smithsonian is comprised of 19 museums, 9 research centers,multiple research programs, 13 facilities conducting museum research includingthe National Air and Space Museum, and 177 Smithsonian affiliate museums in41 states, Puerto Rico and Panama
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3.WHEREAS the Smithsonian's mission is "the increase and diffusion of knowledge"4.WHEREAS the Smithsonian's vision is to preserve our heritage, "discovering NEW knowledge, and sharing [its] resources with the world"5.WHEREAS the Smithsonian declares that it shall carry out ALL [its] work withintegrity 6.WHEREAS the Smithsonian declares that it shall carry out ALL [its] work withthe greatest responsibility7.WHEREAS the Smithsonian declares that it shall carry out ALL [its] work withaccountability8.WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down values in its Strategic Plan that includediscovery of new knowledge9.WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down values in its Strategic Plan that includecreativity, instilling its work with imagination and innovation
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https://affiliations.si.edu/DetailPage.Asp?MenuID=32
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http://www.si.edu/ResearchCenters
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http://www.si.edu/ResearchCenters/Museum-Research
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Letter of Demand to Dissolve the Contractual Agreement Between the Wright Heirsand the Smithsonian
 
Requiring That Orville Wright Be Recognized as First-To-Fly
In Order to Retain the Wright Aeroplane of 1903 As It Creates Bias and Stifles Inquiry,Interfering With the Mission, Values, and Strategic Plan of the Smithsonian and Its 200Affiliated Museums and Research FacilitiesMarch 25, 201310. WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down values in its Strategic Plan that includeexcellence in [its] endeavors11.WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down values in its Strategic Plan that includerespect for diversity and richness in differences12.WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down values in its Strategic Plan that includestriving for organizational excellence13.WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down values in its Strategic Plan that includeservice to the public and stakeholders14. WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down Priorities in its Strategic Plan that include broadening access15.WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down Priorities in its Strategic Plan that includestrengthening collections
 
16.WHEREAS the Smithsonian sets down Priorities in its Strategic Plan that includeorganizational excellence17.WHEREAS Smithsonian has stated in its Strategic Plan that "A Smithsonian thatcan effectively respond to challenges and grasp opportunities will thrive in the21st century as a source of pride to Americans and a fount of knowledge andinspiration to the world.
 
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18.WHEREAS the Smithsonian is governed by a Board of Regents with 17 membersthat include the Chief Justice of the United States and the Vice President of theUnited States; six Congressional members; and nine members of the general public
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The members of the Board of Regents are:
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http://www.si.edu/About/Mission
Our Mission:
The increase and diffusion of knowledge;
Our Vision:
Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering newknowledge, and sharing our resources with the world ;
Our Values:
Discovery: Explore and bring to light new knowledge and ideas,and better ways of doing business; Creativity: Instill our work with imagination and innovation;Excellence: Deliver the highest-quality products and services in all endeavors; Diversity: Capitalize on the richness inherent in differencesIntegrity: Carry out all our work with the greatest responsibility and accountabilityService: Be of benefit to the public and our stakeholders;
Our Priorities
: Four Grand Challenges: Focus on the four grand challengesoutlined in the Smithsonian Strategic Plan; Broadening Access: Digitizing our collections, exploring next-generation technologies and improving the visitor experience, Revitalizing Education: Serve as a laboratory to create models and methods of innovative informaleducation and link them to formal education system, Crossing Boundaries: Establish interdisciplinary consortia around each of thefour grand challenges, Strengthening Collections: Develop collections plan to support Institution-wide initiatives, OrganizationalExcellence: Strengthen organizational services that allow us to deliver on our mission, Measuring Performance: Establish performanceindicators that will specifically and annually measure progress toward our goals.
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http://www.si.edu/Governance/Members
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Letter of Demand to Dissolve the Contractual Agreement Between the Wright Heirsand the Smithsonian
 
Requiring That Orville Wright Be Recognized as First-To-Fly
In Order to Retain the Wright Aeroplane of 1903 As It Creates Bias and Stifles Inquiry,Interfering With the Mission, Values, and Strategic Plan of the Smithsonian and Its 200Affiliated Museums and Research FacilitiesMarch 25, 2013
Chart of Appointed Terms19.WHEREAS the Smithsonian has, as its Chancellor, the Chief Justice of the UnitedStates, John G. Roberts Jr.20.INSOFAR as the Smithsonian has signed an Agreement with the co-executors of the Orville Wright Estate in November 23, 1948, [heretofore to be referred to as"the Contract"] in order to acquire and retain "the Wright Aeroplane of 1903"[popularly known as "the Wright Flyer"], that sells the "the Wright Aeroplane of 1903" to the United States of America for $1 subject to the terms of a "Contract"
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21.INSOFAR as the Smithsonian has signed "the Contract" requiring special placement of the "the Wright Aeroplane of 1903"22.INSOFAR as the Smithsonian has signed "the Contract" which provides for restrictive recognition of the Wright Brothers as inventors and builders of "theWorld's First Power-Driven Heavier-than-Air Machine in Which Man Made Free,Controlled and Sustained Flight"23.INSOFAR as the Smithsonian has signed "the Contract" which requires astatement to that effect be placed on the label for "the Wright Aeroplane of 1903";which statement provides credit to Orville Wright as the first man "in the history
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http://www.gustave-whitehead.com/history-of-whitehead-critics/contract-signed-1948-11-23-by-smithsonian-and-wright-heirs/
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