Interested in the pros and cons if Congress changes from lifetime to term limit for Supreme Court??
The Chicago Tribune – St. Louis Post Dispatch Editorial article titled: About Term Limits for Supreme Court, stated that after 245 years, that, “Supreme Court is broken.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate this conundrum to an ancient wisdom proverb and an idiom for all voters and legislators to “digest” the pros and cons of this editorial…
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste: (Proverb 24:13)
Excerpt – Biblehub Commentaries
Then there shall be a reward — As nothing is more necessary for thee, nothing more delightful; so, if it be seriously studied, and thoroughly digested,
Idiom – What good for the goose is good for the gander
Meaning – If something is good, acceptable, or beneficial for one person, it is or should be equally so for another person or persons as well.
What’s My Point?
Every attempt to obtain term limits to date in Illinois has never been successful because legislators believe that every election should be decided by voters. However, anyone who ever experienced running for any election to unseat an incumbent knows how almost impossible it is because every incumbent automatically has the advantage because he or she once elected appoints an army of voters whose jobs depend on the incumbent.
In My Opinion
I would support the proposal for the Supreme Court is it would apply to every elected legislator because of what I learned from experience how hard it is to unseat an incumbent in a local election who was guaranteed a 15,000-vote advantage of employees, from their employee’s families, friends and vendors over any challenger.
And like the idiom states “what’s good for the goose (President and now Supreme Court) is good for the gander (all legislators) to emulate what George Washington did after his two terms in office in the 1700 rd.
In other words, it is hypocritical for legislators to want to do it only “sweet to their taste” according to King Solomons proverb.
Read the Source Links below which include an article of the pros and cons and history of the reasons why founders wanted the Supreme Court to be appointed for lifetimes/
“That was put into the Constitution to preserve the total independence of the judiciary…. To free justices from partisan politics.”
Are term limits wise or foolish for our Nation long term interests or to satisfy the current administrators wish to “sweeten up their taste of what they want for the goose but not the gander?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Biblehub Commentaries Proverb 24:13
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