“May I welcome you all, monarchs, presidents, prime ministers, heads of the military, heads of churches, heads of financial institutions, major industries and corporations. As you are all aware we are gathered here to witness the total destruction of this the only known surviving image of the bell.
“The original, the bell itself, is of course held in a concrete vault deep down underneath Fort Knox. The people guarding this vault have been specially trained and indoctrinated. There is no way anybody could achieve access.
“After all, this is the Freedom Bell; we don’t want ordinary citizens anywhere near it.”
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