(LifeSiteNews) — A group of House Democrats introduced legislation on Tuesday that would restrict the terms of U.S. Supreme Court Justices through regular biennial appointments which would “bump” existing Justices off the bench.
The proposed bill, called the Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization Act, would mandate that the President appoint one justice every two years, “during the first and third years after” a presidential election. Upon each appointment, the most senior Justice would be bumped to retirement status.
The result would be a term limit of 18 years, upon which “the justice shall be deemed to have retired from regular active service,” according to the legislation.
The legislation also aims to “[p]reserve life tenure by ensuring that senior justices retired from regular active service continue to hold the office of Supreme Court justice, including official duties and compensation,” according to Rep. Hank Johnson’s press release on the bill. It is unclear what “official duties” are included during retirement from “active service.”
One of the Democrats who introduced the bill, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), cited dismay over a string of recent Supreme Court rulings of a conservative bent.
There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.
Consider these 3 questions:
- Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5?
- Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
- Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active?
A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.
In reality, the media, most politicians, and many education chiefs are obliterating a parent's ability to protect their child's innocence and identity.
We must realize: these elites want children to have THEIR values, not YOURS. SIGN THE PLEDGE!
The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.
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This nut could end up being your child’s teacher and you wouldn’t even find out the craziness they’re teaching until your kid tells you about it. If you aren’t disturbed after watching this, you’re a lunatic. School choice is the civil rights issue of our generation. pic.twitter.com/y1V3Rotx9k— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 17, 2021
Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.
Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes.
Parents, not the government, must be in control of what their child is taught about sex.
Just listen to the type of materials public schools in the U.S. are promoting:
That's why we are asking you to sign the Parents' Pledge that you will pull your children out of sex-education classes if your school chooses to sexualize your child.
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Nadler, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said term limits for Supreme Court Justices are “essential” amid “all the harmful and out-of-touch rulings from the Supreme Court this last year.”
“Otherwise, we will be left with a backwards-looking majority for a generation or more,” he added in a statement, according to The Hill.
Recent Supreme Court rulings that have given rise to celebration from conservatives — most notably, the reversal of Roe v. Wade — have likewise distressed liberals to the point that many have called the legitimacy of the Supreme Court into question, or outright denied it, as a result.
Johnson argued in his press release statement that Justices appointed by former presidents no longer reflect the will of the people, since their stance opposes that of the sitting “elected” president, Joe Biden.
“Five of the six conservative justices on the bench were appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote, and they are now racing to impose their out-of-touch agenda on the American people, who do not want it,” he said, referring to justices nominated by former Presidents Trump and George W. Bush.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) is introducing the legislation in the Senate, according to Johnson’s press release.
The Washington Times has noted that the bill’s “chances of becoming law and taking effect are very slim,” in part because of a “near-certain lack of Republican support,” which “dooms it in a 50-50 Senate where most business requires 60 votes.”
The news outlet also pointed out that the legislation appears unconstitutional, since “Article III, which established the judicial branch, states that ‘The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour,’ i.e., for life barring impeachment for misconduct.”
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