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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Canada needs a Recall Act

Canada needs a Recall Act

by

James Bredin



Sometimes elected representatives just fail on the job,
Might be absent, drunk, joined the mob or turned into a knob,
They might have joined the other side or gone mentally ill,
Or joined the Taliban and be out in Afghanistan still.

We canít boot out this no-good non-performing politician,
No matter what he or she does and under any condition,
No matter how he/she might embarrass constituents - cowed,
We canít impeach him or her because weíre just not allowed.

A recall petition like in California should work,
Thatís twelve percent of the voters to get rid of the dork,
But this is anathema to the old established selections,
Those who vanish in Ottawa between party elections.

No grassroots movements will be allowed by these partisan herds,
No accountability needed by these high-flying nerds,
And Canadians will just have to maintain their places,
Like sheep being led down the road to the slaughter-house places.


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