Nine Months Later, Manhattan Declaration Still 500,000+ Signatures Short

When organizers rolled out The Manhattan Declaration last year, they hailed it as the single most important document in decades, likening those who signed it to everyone from Martin Luther to the Founding Fathers, a theme that continues to this day as boosters continue to liken themselves to Martin Luther King and declare it to be “as close to being inspired as anything outside the Bible and similar to the Constitution in its authenticity and its authority.”

But for all that talk of the document’s supreme significance, organizers still have not been able to come close to meeting their goal of getting a million signatures. 

Initially, they expected to have that many by December 1, 2009, but nine months have passed and they haven’t even gotten half that number: