The Democrats either do not understand how our government is supposed to work, or they have no regard for it. I believe it is both. The Democrats, since at least the time of Woodrow Wilson have said the Constitution must be ignored and the United States must be transformed into a democracy. We have learned by their actions that their intent is to transform the United States into a democracy because as a democracy they can ignore the Constitution and implement a Marxist totalitarian state.
House Democrats introduced a bill Tuesday that would place strict term limits on Supreme Court Justices and mandate that the President make new appointments to the Court every two years.
A group of Democrats in the House, led by Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson, introduced the bill into the record Tuesday evening. The bill, titled the ‘‘Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act of 2022,” or TERM Act, would place term limits of 18 years on Supreme Court justices, and mandate that the President appoint a justice to the Court twice during each term. The bill has also been introduced into the Senate by Rhode Island Senator Whitehouse.
You can read through the specific provisions of the bill. You might agree with it or disagree with it. This is in no way a new revelation by enlightened minds. The same type of argument was had in the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia at a meeting called the Constitutional Convention. The idea that judges receive lifetime appointments prevailed because the delegates believe this would help to keep the court from becoming a political branch of government. They believed that if the judge was appointed for lifetime, the judicial branch of government would perform its duty of rendering opinions that would be based on the law – the Constitution – and not based on political ideology. In Article III of the Constitution it states, “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior.”
A judge is removed when they die or resign, or when they would be impeached by the house and found guilty of such crime by the senate for some form of bad behavior. Their terms do not expire.
It might be time to again have the debate as to whether or not judges should be appointed for a specific number of years or lifetime. However, the Democrats once again show their disdain for or their ignorance of the Constitution. I believe it is disdain because they have expressed that disdain many times. The Constitution, under our republic is the Supreme Law of the Land. As such, the Constitution was written in such a way so that it could be changed. That is called the amendment process.
The Constitution is not to be changed by congress introducing a bill, having both houses pass it, and then the president sign it. That is a law. The amendment process is far more cumbersome. That was done for a purpose. That purpose was to keep the United States as a republic and to try to prevent us from becoming a democracy. Our founders told us that we should remain a republic and not transform into a democracy because democracy is really dictatorship of the majority over the minority that quickly becomes a dictatorship of the few over the many.
Unfortunately, the Democrats of today do want the United States to become a democracy and ultimately a dictatorship ruled by the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat” as called for by Marx, the ideological leader of the Democrats.
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