Discretionary power

Last Friday I put the 94th amendment to a vote. It was unanimous: one in favor, zero against.

“The ayes have it,” I said. “Future amendments will no longer require a vote.”

I looked at my prepared remarks and cleared my throat.

“On this historic occasion,” I read, “the efficiency of our government has at least doubled. We can now amend our charter at an unprecedented rate, molding it as necessary to suit the needs of the electorate, which, conveniently, no longer even needs to speak for its voice to be heard.”

In celebration I proposed, and passed, the 95th amendment, which allowed the electorate to get up and make itself a sandwich. The electorate had been hungry.

The electorate satiated itself, but soon it was hungry once again. The 96th amendment, therefore, gave the electorate discretionary power to make any and all desired sandwiches in the future without the need for further amendments.

I do not believe a 97th amendment will be proposed anytime soon.