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The Web Poetry Corner - James Bredin - Should Judges be Elected?

Should Judges be Elected?

by

James Bredin

Should Supreme Court judges be appointed or elected?
Are their special interests shrouded to be never detected?
Should these secretive appointees arrange and change all our laws?
Should we be forbidden to ask them about any hidden flaws?

Because we’re told to believe them, it can never never be done,
These judges are omnipotent and owe favors to no one,
Can these secret appointees live in complete isolation?
Are no favors expected and are they above temptation?

Are they completely neutral, honest and for the public good?
Could they be soft on certain crimes or would they if they could?
We have no way of knowing because this information is banned,
Is this democracy or judicial dictatorship well planned?

Could political power influence judicial decisions?
How would you know among the many many legal revisions?
Does their Charter of Rights give them the same power as god?
Or is he/she not politically correct unless given the nod?

Are their sentences too light for most of these gruesome crimes?
Should we have mandatory minimums in these modern times?
Or should we stay completely blind to what is really going on?
Caught in the status quo with victims or just another yawn?


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