James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

Doomd Canadian Democracy Aug 11th,2012 - Poem by James Bredin


Democracy depends on elections to make it work,
Elections depend on participation - not a few dorks,
Established politicians depend on their party to get them there,
Reason why less than half Canadians get involved in this affair.

So there's something wrong and we should sit down and figure out,
Maybe mandatory voting would establish some clout,
Maybe voting for senators and High Court judges would help,
But would appointees to the courts and Parole Boards scream and yelp?

Because Parole Boards tend to let many criminals out of jail,
Maybe murderers, rapists or those who couldn't make bail,
Turning our already soft justice system into complete junk,
While our so-called Charter democracy smells like a skunk.

Aug 11th,2012

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 11, 2012

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