Ten Years Late, America Is Completely On Board with Mark Levin's Proposal for Supreme Court Term Limits
It's okay to have no patience for the hero-centric model of political interest -- wherein we fall in line with a leader's opinions like a flag to rally around, neglecting that the conservative movement is about ideas, logic, and never about personality -- while believing that Mark Levin's decade of getting it right on the Supreme Court deserves some recognition.
Plenty of conservatives -- and conservatism itself, via the above point -- correctly predicted every negative occurrence of the past decade's adventures in progressivism. But I'm not sure anyone else can claim to have been completely on the mark about the Court's progression, as Levin was with his 2005 book Men in Black.
His recognition of the necessity of term limits was in Men in Black; I thought he first broached it in his 2012 The Liberty Amendments. But I did a quick search after seeing this article -- currently up on Drudge -- from Reuters, and there it was.
Here's the Reuters piece:
Americans favor Supreme Court term limits: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Most Americans would support imposing a term limit on the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices, who now serve for life, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll has found in the aftermath of major rulings by the court on Obamacare and gay marriage.
Support for the 10-year term limit proposed by the poll was bipartisan, with 66 percent saying they favored such a change while 17 percent supported life tenure.
The two big rulings in June were widely welcomed by liberals. Nevertheless, 66 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of independents said they favored the 10-year term limit idea, according to the poll.
Those numbers are startlingly large. I can't imagine many political opinion questions that would provide such a two-thirds mandate. I think a "Deport Bieber?" poll got us there last year.