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An idea so simple, it's been overlooked

Tbdjones070307 It’s such a simple idea, we don’t know why no one thought of it before: Have Darth Vader recite the Declaration of Independence. James Earl Jones will open an exhibit about the Magna Carta at the National Constitution Center on Tuesday by reading the Declaration, which was inspired in part by the 1215 law documents.

“Here’s an opportunity to focus on the declaration itself — besides the holiday, besides the great explosions and bombs bursting in air,” the 76-year-old actor said on ABC News’ This Week. The exhibit, Magna Carta: Foundation of Freedom, will run until July 25, but we’ll be too busy raiding the gift shop for audio tapes of the reading.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:15am]


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