Photo Release -- Obama vs. The Declaration of Independence
DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following statement is being issued by Tom Lingenfelter of Heritage Collectors' Society, Inc.:
President Obama has attracted much attention by omitting the word "Creator" while misquoting the Declaration of Independence in several of his speeches. Regardless of one's political or religious views the recently discovered only true copy of the Original Declaration of Independence confirms the presence of "Creator" as the last word in the third line of the original engrossed (handwritten) 1776 signed Declaration of Independence.
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The Original Declaration signed by the 56 Signers, presently exhibited in the National Archives in Washington, DC, is in poor condition and is mostly unreadable - due primarily to being subjected to the anastatic printing process in 1846. This process, using an acid based solution, transferred a reverse image onto a zinc printing plate that produced an exact copy of the Original Declaration of Independence.
This process only took about 20 minutes but seriously damaged the original. History Detective Tom Lingenfelter's recently discovered anastatic copy is the most faithful and perfect physical evidence of the Original Declaration that has been produced or ever can be again. As stated in Birch's auction catalogue of 1891, the anastatic process of 1846 produced a copy which is "for all historical purposes more important than the original" because it "portrays more truthfully what the document was then the original itself"..."as it is so faded as to be hardly discernible to the naked eye".
We can now be certain without a doubt that what we believed to be the wording of the Original Declaration is accurate. Now all that remains is for President Obama to reveal whether he believes that the Declaration of Independence should be rewritten or that he merely misquoted it.
Lingenfelter will present his discovery story and exhibit, the anastatic Declaration, at Fonthill Castle's Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 between noon and 4 pm. The next public exhibition of the anastatic Declaration will be at the Sigal Museum during Easton's Heritage Day on July 8 from 11 am until 5 pm. For more information about each exhibit go to Fonthill Castle at the Mercer Museum's website at www.mercermuseum.org and Sigal Museum's website at www.sigalmuseum.org
A detailed story of the anastatic Declaration can be found at www.Heritagecs.com
CONTACT: Tom Lingenfelter p. 215-230-5330 e. email@example.com
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