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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada

Appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada

by

James Bredin


You are not allowed to question Supreme Court appointees,
‘Bout past prejudices, special interests or feminist families,
‘Bout wisdom, welfare, warfare, education or about sports.
Is it in the Bible somewhere or is it something God wrote?

Are these appointees so extraordinary, high and mighty?
Are we so low or forever forbidden to query quietly?
About their job for life, until they turn seventy-five or die?
About changing all these laws while we’re not allowed to ask why.

No need to discuss or converse changes to his Charter,
Written for "everyone" including terrorist criminal martyrs,
So they can go all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court,
While politicians are off visiting some exotic resort.

No need for referendums in this judicial oppression,
Where judges are chosen from some secret line of succession,
In this docile democracy of political correction,
Actions hidden in an Access Act casting protection.

I feel I should apologize for asking you to think,
Because so much is decided without questions -- with a wink,
And you’re expected to believe that they are always right,
No need to change their Charter because you have to stay polite.


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