“Alarming Public Ignorance” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by  The Bard of Murdock laments Justice O’Connor calling it like it is. This poem was originally published by the Bard on September 8, 2013. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.

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Alarming Public Ignorance

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“Alarming public ignorance.”
I’m shocked, I’m hurt, appalled.
How could a former justice speak
Such words, for us uncalled?
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How dare she call us ignorant,
When we by habit send
The best and brightest to DC,
Our country’s ills to mend!
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If we but give them extra time,
They cannot help but find
A way to cure our present ills,
And give us piece of mind.
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The best and brightest, after all,

Have promised that and more,
They promised to reduce the debt,
And keep us out of war.
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And though our debit is on the rise
And war around the bend,
Our confidence is absolute;
On them we can depend.
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Oh Madam Justice calm your tongue!
We have things well in hand!
Prosperity and peace are nigh
For all throughout the land!
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