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Ah, Halloween. The season of goblins, witches, zombies, skeletons and banjos.

What??! Banjos??!

How could the Kansas Legislature do what they did? Maybe it’s because they know the Kansas voters always sing the same song.

Comedian Steve Martin once said, “It’s impossible to play a sad song on the banjo.” That statement gets to the heart of the issue: the banjo is a happy-sounding instrument. So happy, in fact, that cartoonist Charles Schulz once had Linus say, “The way I see it, as soon as a baby is born he should be issued a banjo!”

Of course, universal banjo care of that sort would really set off the anti-socialism crowd, but I think it’d be a great government program.