- Kathryn Patterson
Do You Believe in Magic? Some Senators Do
Whereas magic is timeless in appeal and requires only the capacity to dream;
Whereas magic transcends any barrier of race, religion, language, or culture;
Whereas magic 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;
Whereas there is not an effective national effort to support and preserve magic;
Whereas documentation and archival support required by such a great art form has yet to be systematically applied to the field of magic; and
Whereas it is in the best interest of the national welfare to preserve and celebrate the unique art form of magic: In the midst of all the name-calling, penis-measuring, and violence of the election, I find this resolution refreshing. Maybe I've watching a bit too much Penn and Teller, or maybe I've read too much about Harry Houdini. But I firmly agree that magic does open up new views of the world and helps people dream. Have a wonderful weekend!