James Bredin

Rookie (1933 / Ennis Canada)

No Incentive To Vote Aug 12th,2012 - Poem by James Bredin

And those in power can stay there for the rest of their lives,
Though it may be questionable whether democracy survives,
So a compulsory voting law or fifty dollar fine at income tax time,
Would solve the problem as the number of voters will climb.

Those who have been elected are not keen on mandatory votes,
It could change things and interfere with what the party promotes,
People might want binding referendums and recall and what next?
Best to do nothing or say it's constitutional and too complex.

Canadian politicians like all politicians dread recall,
Whether it's federal, provincial or even city hall,
So how do we get rid of a dreadful useless politician?
Could we get recall in the constitution in the next edition?

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, August 13, 2012

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