Incumbent’s oath of office and the Constitution
Beverly Bowen’s letter [“Incumbents, recall your oath and find your spine,” Aug. 17] highlights the weakness in our legislature and ineffective incumbents and a strong need for term limits.
The oath requires supporting the Constitution which is also the forgotten requirement of all judges.
The judicial branch’s main purpose is to keep the other branches in line, not make laws. The political parties and large media giants (TV and newspapers — such as the New York Times, Washington Post, etc.) are tr ying to get judges appointed on ideology. (As I write this I think maybe Trump should temper his wrath to the offending newspapers, the ones and like kind, that I quit reading.) TV and media giants trying to influence our elections, to me, are as bad as foreign governments when they selectively withhold the truth.
The endorsers of the Constitution probably never imagined professional politicians as a career — getting rich in office — instead of citizens going to represent constituents then returning home. They couldn’t anticipate the current life expectancy. They would pick experienced people to support the Constitution, not change it for ideology.
Term limits, then retirement (or reappointment) would be good for Supreme Court justices. Jim Hill, Welcome