With days to go before America elects a new commander in chief, a national treasure is in Owensboro compelling tri-staters to consider, before they cast their vote, what the founding fathers envisioned for the united states. Its a copy of the declaration of independence created on the evening of July fourth 17-76. They call it the birth certificate of America. But some say the founding fathers would be ashamed of American politics today. "Ithink theyd be appalled" "Theyd be out of their minds to see how much power the federal government has." The document made a last minute stop in Owensboro as part of the declare yourself tour. Millionaire Norman leer purchased the copy for the express purpose of showing it to american voters before an election. Erika Johannson is traveling with the document. "A trader at a flea market in 1989 bought a painting because he liked the frame for four dollars, later he noticed a tear in the matting and discovered the printing/ 10.04 it pre-dates the signed calligraphy copy in the national archives by two weeks, this was sort of a rough draft printed on July 4th." The declaration has stood for life -- liberty -- and the pursuit of happiness for 232 years, and Pat Obryan says some people need to review that. "Everybody should come here and read this and see where in the old days until 30 years ago everyone had the right to life thats no longer true the declaration of independence should be marked up" Mike Leathers and his wife homeschool their four daughters. As their history teacher, mike says politicians need to revisit what the founding fathers wanted -- change "A lot of those issues we still have -- taxes, power of individual versus power of government...." A Daviess county history class came to visit the treasure. They say seeing this piece of history has them frustrated they are just a few months too young to vote. After the election, the declaration will be shown at events across the nation specifically geared for 18-year-olds. Theyll be able to view the document and register to vote.