This is something that has recently been reported on Fox News, and saw a brief cameo on Glenn Beck’s show, and something of which I only just now learned. There is a publisher who is publishing pocket-sized copies of the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, and the Articles of Confederation with a disclaimer.
The publisher in question is Wilder Publications, and you can purchase a copy through Amazon.com (ISBN-10: 1-60459-268-0). If you visit the Amazon.com page for this item and click on the “Look inside” feature, all you have to do is scroll a couple pages to see the following disclaimer:
Everywhere this copy is being sold, it is receiving dire ratings and reviews from customers, and virtually all of the 1-star reviews cite this disclaimer as the reason. Needless to say there has been much uproar over this product, and it is much deserved.
- NewsBusters – “Publisher Provides Disclaimer With U.S. Constitution, Will Media Notice?“
- Amazon.com product page (Do not purchase!!)
- The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, published by the Cato Institute
- United States Mini Constitution, leather bound, also includes the Declaration of Independence