James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Ottawa Hierarchy July 23rd 2012 - Poem by James Bredin

The established hierarchy always wants to stay where they are,
In Ottawa Ontario far away and this is not bizarre,
Some elected, some appointed, some bureaucrats for life,
We don't have binding referendums that could cause them some strife.

Referendums were left out of Trudeau's Charter, signed by the Queen,
That and set-date elections are never mentioned and unseen,
Then add mandatory voting so less than half of us vote,
Therefore they can enact any cause they want to promote.

But not dying with dignity which they want to prevent,
As they did with Sue Rodriguez in Lou Gehrig's disease torment,
It doesn't matter who we elect because nothing changes up there,
We should read the Swiss Constitution and maybe then compare.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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