End life terms for fed­eral judges

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

The Supreme Court fail­ing to take up Peruta v. Cal­i­for­nia is not just a blow to the Sec­ond Amend­ment of the Con­sti­tu­tion, it is a se­ri­ous blow to the in­tegrity of our en­tire gov­ern­ment and may well be the fi­nal blow the in­tegrity of the Supreme Court (“Stung by de­nial, gun rights ad­vo­cates vow to bring other con­cealed carry cases be­fore Supreme Court,” Web, June 26). The court ef­fec­tively said the only place in which you can de­fend your life and the lives of your fam­ily mem­bers is in your own home, and that you give up the right to self­pro­tec­tion in the other 3.8 mil­lion square miles of Amer­ica.

A hun­dred mil­lion le­gal-firearm own­ers in Amer­ica un­der­stand per­fectly the in­tent of the Sec­ond Amend­ment. Ap­par­ently, how­ever, seven Supreme Court Jus­tices don’t. In­stead they are com­mit­ted to en­act­ing their own far-left, “pro­gres­sive” po­lit­i­cal agenda — in clear vi­o­la­tion of their oaths of of­fice.

Based on this and other rul­ings from the Roberts-led court, everyday Amer­i­cans can­not look to the Supreme Court for jus­tice against an over­reach­ing gov­ern­ment. It’s time for a con­sti­tu­tional amend­ment man­dat­ing term lim­its for fed­eral-court judges and a method for the Amer­i­can peo­ple, not just Congress, to re­move jus­tices who fail to do what they were ap­pointed to do: in­ter­pret law based on the Con­sti­tu­tion and the clear in­tent of the Found­ing Fathers.

PHIL GINGERELLA Westerly, R.I.

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