Republican Delegates, Meet The Declaration

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The nation's birth certificate will be on display during the Republican National Convention.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman says he and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie have arranged to have an original copy of the Declaration of Independence on exhibit during the upcoming political convention.

It will be on view at City Hall from Sept. 2-4.

Coleman says a national party convention is a perfect fit for a document that celebrates American civic pride.

This spring, the Minnesota History Center had the original printed version of the document on display, and 22,000 people came to see it. It is one of only 25 of the original printed versions used to deliver the colonial message of independence to the king of England.


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  • by Cinnamon Location: Colorado Springs on Jul 11, 2008 at 08:26 PM
    That's great!! I think EVERYONE should see this wonderful document and UNDERSTAND the true meaning of it. It's sad that we celebrate such a fantastic piece of paper every year and no one really appreciates it. We take it for granted the benefits and the significance of it all. I home school and told me kids it was required to know and memorize this document and the Constitution so they understand why so many people come to our country. Some people die trying to get here. So many people are willing to fight for this freedom we hold dear. I applaud the GOP for this brilliant move. Now, let's see if anyone in Congress or the Senate can do the same as my kids and recite it word for word...I doubt it. That would be Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and the Frank Capra world. Too bad.
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