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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Canadian Plague

Canadian Plague

by

James Bredin


Canadians have little say in events because judges rule,
Political appointees from some elite soft-on-crime school,
Brought about because of the Chretien-Trudeau Charter,
Written for a community by politicians who were smarter.

But this Charter that does not allow Canadians property rights,
Still the elites defend it from the parliamentary heights,
These same politicians who think itís great to never shake the tree,
Go to parliament, point a TV finger and then they all agree.

But the TV camera is forbidden to show the empty seats,
Nor do they show the many abortion clinics along the streets,
Add soft-on-crime judges to this and who can we then trust?
Will our soft-on-crime democracy eventually go bust?

Convicted criminals should be sent to jail and not paroled,
The names of youthful offenders with guns should be published and told,
Appointee judges should be questioned and senators elected,
Get rid of this left-wing plague that seems to have us infected.

Without political recall or referendums, we are stuck,
Politicians can do or say anything and weíre out of luck,
We need strong leadership to get us out of this awful mess,
Someone who tells it like it is and we donít have to second guess.


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