Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.
It’s amazes me that reading the Constitution has been for the most part a straight-forward exercise, and we’ve finished three of four sections. I’m thinking Mr. Scalia should drop and give us 20. I think we’ve earned those.
Meanwhile, back at Rancho Rococco, which is to say my happy one-bedroom apartment, I, which is to say I, am making up the shopping list for the mysterious figures I – again: I – think of as My Marines, one male and one female. Were it truly up to me, I’d mail them tickets home on Air Jamaica, but one doesn’t always get to choose the best gift options, and nowhere in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog does one find a six-pack of Skillful MidEast Diplomats, which is what these kids truly need. Yesterday, I sent out an email to a handful of my favorite people, asking the musical question, “What should I send them? How shall I send them?” I got a few responses but for the most part, even my very favorite people do not at all want to talk about this, which is interesting but not surprising. Here’s what I’ve got so far.
bungee cords/giant twist ties
foot care stuff
Rolling Stone/People/Ya got me, what?
I’d assume my male Marine doesn’t require tampons but one hates to assume anything. Perhaps he could trade them for something he wants, like nail polish.
So, what do you think? Are items obviously missing from this list?
Update: My friend Theresa added:
deck of cards