Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for January 20, 2017
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling The Constitutional Convention 1787~ Man #1: So, i is agreed. Article I, section 9 shall prohibit EMOLUMENTS to officials from foreign states. Man #1: Yes, to prevent foreign influence, no profits or benefits of any kind from other countries. Let's move on... Man #2: Hold ! We must include in this clause an EXCEPTION! Man #3: An exception? Voice: Murmur! Man #2: Yes, let's say in the distant future a guy is elected president... Man #4: What kind of guy? Man #2: A fantastic guy. The best brain. All the best words. A real pussy-grabber. Man #4: You've got my attention. Go on... Man #2: Well, let's say he wants to continue making and renewing deals with foreign states. Man #5: Oh, he WANTS to! Man #2: So he has his adult children manage -- but not own -- his businesses. WINK, WINK Man #2: And he holds a press conference with a pile of manila folders that's THIS HIGH! Man #5: That's rather high! Man #2: Now, if his election was tainted by the illegal influence of one hostile state... Man #3: Only one. Got it. Man #2: Should we not make an EXCEPTION for him, and allow him his emoluments? Man #4: That, sir, is fake news! Man #2: I beg your pardon? Man #4: NO exception is necessary, you fool, because it is OBVIOUS that NONE of the Constitution applies to such a man! Man #3: Have this knave deported! Sad!
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