Re: “Don’t like the rulings? Toss the bums, some say” (TNT, 7-25).
The article presented an interesting perspective about the Supreme Court. Historically, every time the court has ruled on a controversial issue those opposed to their decision call for term limits. Why? They have an ax to grind and figure with new people in there, the court can be controlled.
Our Founding Fathers, using wisdom not seen in this country for at least the last century, chose to make the appointments for life, thus freeing the court from the political pressures that many seem to want. The court’s political views, once the pressure is removed, is much more in tune with need of the times (Antonin Scalia notwithstanding).
Sure, the court has made mistakes, but over the long run its decisions have withstood the test of time. I don’t always agree with their decisions, but I can’t see making them subject to every liberal or conservative outrage with the real threat of removal.
Appointment for life is the best way to go; the stability of our country depends on it.