Chief Justice Scalia's remarks concerning "racial entitlements" is more than enough proof that we need to abolish lifetime appointments for our Supreme Court Justices.
It's obvious from this statement that this country is definitely going backwards. Why are we even discussing the Voting Rights Act or the Violence Against Women Act? This is 2013. Surely this country has evolved out of that decades-old mindset.
We shouldn't be talking about voting rights or women's rights. We should be talking about human rights.
The United States is one of a handful of nations that has no written policy concerning human rights. We signed the Human Rights Agreement but it was never ratified.
Meanwhile, crimes against humanity are running rampant in this country. What does that say about us?
Having someone who sits on our highest court making such outrageous remarks is an insulting betrayal to all of us. And to think that we have to be subjected to this bias for the duration of Scalia's lifetime appointment is unthinkable.
Scalia should be forced to step down, since it is doubtful that he will ever do so voluntarily. In the interest of all Americans, political offices need to have term limits.
The office of president is limited to two terms. That should be enough for any one of them.
It's time to put the question of term limits and lifetime appointments on the ballot. If bad decisions are made, at least there would be light at the end of the tunnel.
The longer any politician is in office, the more arrogant and dangerous he/she becomes. What is given can also be taken away. It won't be easy as not one of them will be happy to give up their seat.
But something has to be done about these politicians who abuse their power in the worst way possible without blinking an eye.
They all do it - from the small county politician to the highest in the land.
Elizabeth K. Shade