Judge: Ms Falcone, does the defense have...

Philosophy on Trial

Counselors for the Defense Socrates Ensemble

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Judge: Ms Falcone, does the defense have another witness?

Ms. Falcone: The defense would like to call Socrates as our final witness.

Judge: Bailiff, call Socrates.

Bailiff: Socrates, born circa 469 BC!

[Socrates walks in, wearing a Hawaiian shirt with a lei, and straw sunhat, shorts and flip flops, holding a Margarita in one hand. ]

Socrates: ‘sup judge?

Bailiff: Socrates, please raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?

Socrates: Right on!

Ms. Falcone: Mr. Socrates--

Socrates: Please, call me Socrates.

Ms. Falcone: Socrates, do you understand the gravity of this case? Philosophy, here, having been charged with the capital offense of corrupting the minds of the young, is facing capital punishment.

Socrates: Huh!

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