I suspect something up his sleeve

Does anyone see a motive for this?

A Congressional resolution to recognize magic as a national treasure was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday.

The resolution was sponsored by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), with six additional Republicans also attaching their names to it.

The problem, the resolution says, is that magic gets no respect. It has “not been properly recognized as a great American art form, nor has it been accorded the institutional status on a national level commensurate with its value and importance.”

Yet, magic is an art, the resolution insists, going on to cite a number of prominent magicians, including, eight times, David Copperfield.

Let’s see if we can come up with the Top Ten Reasons Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) is pushing for official recognition of magic:

  1. Someone turned him into Newt Gingrich
  2. There must be some way to make Donald Trump disappear
  3. Houdini’s escape-artist expertise inspires weary Congressmen hoping to get out of yet another boring hearing
  4. Mistakenly thinks David Copperfield is the coach of the Orlando Magic
  5. Princess Celestia has asked for funding for a second year of Magic Kindergarten
  6. Wants a tax deduction for his collection of Doug Henning memorabilia
  7. Magic Johnson, if you know what I mean
  8. If the government can’t guess which way the economy will go, at least it can guess what card you picked
  9. Just once, we ought to levitate Chuck Schumer
  10. The only way to beat Hillary is to saw her in half

(Via Fark.)


  1. Brett »

    17 March 2016 · 9:46 pm

    I think we can’t be at all certain that No. 1 will work, but since I’m in principle opposed to killing people just because I disagree with them I’m afraid I can’t support the experiment.

  2. fillyjonk »

    18 March 2016 · 6:46 am

    Magic “not getting proper respect” is a problem the government should solve?

    I’m going to watch my pre-tax paycheck very carefully; every time something like this gets proposed money has a way of disappearing out of it.

  3. Barks »

    18 March 2016 · 8:06 am

    Our Mr Sessions is trying to enshrine the antics behind the government’s budgetary processes.

  4. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    20 March 2016 · 12:17 am

    The American Board of Ritual Magic may become real.

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