The New York Public Library announced this week it has entered into a partnership with the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to exhibit in both venues for 100 years the duplicate original (I avoid calling it a "copy") of the Bill of Rights which has been in the Library's archives, rarely seen by the public, since 1896.
Beginning in the fall of 2014, timed to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the document's drafting, this parchment will be on display in Philadelphia; it will return to New York City in 2017. The two institutions will share the honor of exhibiting the founding document consecutively for the ensuing 94 years.
Oh, heck. Why am I typing all of this when you simply can click here to read all about it? But before I go, allow me to share the bland remarks of the insipid Mikey Bloomberg, CEO of NYC, who intones: "I hope that New Yorkers – and our visitors from across the country and around the world – will take the opportunity to visit the Library and see the document that made America the freest nation on earth." It was only two months ago when the Mayor of Malarkey infamously stated "I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom," in commenting on large cups of soda.