Court rulings show need for term limits
I remind all that conservative political ideas on the U.S. Supreme Court gave our nation 100 years of legalized segregation.
Last month, the Supreme Court returned to those ideas.
The Court ruled the states can restrict the Fourth Amendment, by moving away from Roe v. Wade.
In the 1950s, the Court began the belief that our Constitution should be a living document adjusting to our changing society. States can have laws and regulation, but can never restrict the guaranteed promises of the freedoms in our Constitution.
Yet, this Court said a state can restrict a young woman’s right of medical choice. They did this under cover of a state’s right to regulate, which a state has an absolute right to do.
Think about segregation again as it pertained to education.
The state can regulate education, but it cannot restrict that right of education (by exclusion) to a citizen. Now the Court ruled it can restrict a woman’s right of medical choice.
The Supreme Court once ruled that the federal government could detain Japanese American citizens for an indefinite time and states could seize their property.
Inconsistent rulings by our Court are an indication in my opinion of political influence — not interpretation of our Constitution and protections of our freedoms.
Of course, the Court has a legacy of political rulings.
Next, they might say people can be considered property.
We need term limits for our Supreme Court judges.
We need protections against the Supreme Court and the politicians who appoint the judges.
Jim Novotny Sr.
Vote out criminals, pervs and cowards
It’s time good Americans put their dukes up against all this Republican nonsense.
I personally don’t want the future of this country in the hands of pathetic cowards like Kevin McCarthy or Ted Cruz or whack jobs like Marjorie Taylor Greene, Sidney Powell or Tucker Carlson or perverts like Matt Gates, Ralph Shorty and Donald Trump.
Having voted once at 67 in the year 2020, I knew it was time to get a full-blown criminal out of office.
When I see a yard sign saying, “Don’t blame me, I voted for Trump,” I have to chuckle. That’s a grown mature adult bragging about voting for a criminal.
I say it’s time to make this country great again through democracy.
Mark Barkyoumb, Sr.
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