Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Who do they think they are?

I would like to issue an open letter to the members of the Cabinet of Canada, on behalf of... well, myself, but I imagine many (most) would agree:

You are not the Cabinet of a monarch in anything but name. You are not chosen by a monarch in any way but ceremonially. You are, for all intents and purposes and in all practicality, servants of the citizens of Canada. You are to perform the tasks delegated to you by the people who elected you. You are to perform these tasks well, or when it is time for your bi/tri/quadra-ennial review, you will be fired.

Part of your job is to tell us what you are doing. You are remiss in your duties when you refuse to speak to those who would inform us of what you are doing. You do not have the privilege of secrecy. People of your occupation are regarded with ever-increasing suspicion, and attempting to hide from the voters, either by banning their presence outside of your clandestine meetings, or entering your workplace through the back door (past the dumpsters) does nothing to preclude these fears; in fact, it gives just reason for these fears to take over, and likely inform our mood when your performance evaluation comes up.

Let me put it bluntly: we are not amused. You are not dictators. You are not oligarchs, autocrats, or princes. You are democrats, in a democratic system, and you do not have the right, despite your wishes to the contrary, to govern without the support of the people. Straighten up, or we'll straighten you up. And start by giving your reports - we want them on our desk by Monday.

(Posted at Centrerion)

5 Comments:

At 3/29/2006 2:50 AM, Blogger decoin said...

Let me put it bluntly - we are not amused. Straighten up, or we'll straighten you up. And start by giving your reports - we want them on our desk by Monday. We are the LPC. We have ruled this country by divine right for more than a century. We are not amused when someone else purports to rule the country. God gave us the right to rule. We will be back in power shortly, and the natural order will be restored. In the meantime, everything is topsy turvey. Without the LPC in power, there is no centre, no order, no justice.

 
At 3/29/2006 4:04 AM, Blogger audacious said...

blue grit, excellent read!

 
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At 3/29/2006 5:16 PM, Blogger mAc Chaos said...

These words you've written could apply to a great many things... judges... the furor over illegal immigration...

 
At 4/02/2006 2:41 PM, Blogger Joe Edmonton said...

"we are not amused"

I'm amused - at you kid

 

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