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