PRLog - July 17, 2009 - Newly published author An American Man decided to make a journey this past 4th of July to our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C., in order to celebrate the holiday in a most unusual way. He wanted to celebrate by flying a kite, launching some balloons, and handing out copies of The Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, this was easier said than done.
The Declaration of Independence
In his recent blog on MySpace, An American Man shares details from the initial planning to the plane trip home (a series of events that mostly took place within a 24 hr time frame) disclosing some of the highlights of his adventure which included an encounter with the local police.
Apparently, it is not a good idea to give away free copies of The Declaration of Independence if you happen to be “too close to the White House.” That was the message given shortly after our patriotic friend decided to start handing out just a few of the 1000 flyers he had made and brought with him to D.C..
Too close to the White House? To pass out copies of The Declaration of Independence?
Like any decent red-blooded American, he called the cop a "Commie" while he proceded to punch his lights out - while those standing nearby where heard to hoot and hollar and exclaim "God Bless America!"
Actually that last part is completely untrue. Even though he had traveled cross-country to be in our nation's capitol in order to give away free copies of perhaps the most cherished document from our founding fathers, this American man didn't argue or complain. He simply moved along toward the crowd who had gathered to watch the annual 4th of July Parade. Once there, he encountered something even more surprising.
It seems a great many of his fellow Americans were simply not interested in receiving a free copy of The Declaration of Independence. And why were they not interested? Did they not understand what they were receiving? Did he not make it clear that they were free? Was there some sort of a catch?
"I was handing them out to anyone who would take one," said a disheartened American Man. "The only 'catch' was that it came with a copy of the Bill of Rights. The Declaration on one side, the Bill of Rights on the other. If you took one, you had to take the other."
A little bit sneaky, but how could anyone resist an offer like that?
Perhaps, like the proverbial frog in the pot of boiling water, "free" and "freedom" have become "just words" to much of the American public.
To find out more details, visit An American Man’s blog at: http://www.myspace.com/
Although this "One Day in D.C." would make a great story, he hasn’t written a book about it just yet. In the mean time, you can acquire An American Man's first release entitled “If You Read Just One Book This Year …” on his website http://www.JustOneThisYear.com or at http://www.Amazon.com
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