Thomas Jefferson believed that not rotating statesmen in offices would end in abuse1. This makes sense, as lifetime career appointments results in privileged relationships with statesmen to get preferential self-serving laws.

Additionally, the current system of lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court is undemocratic; the United States is the only democracy with life terms and without a mandatory retirement age.

As your senator, I would:

  • Support & cosponsor S.J. Res 20, which aims to amend the constitution to limit the number of terms a member of congress can serve
  • Sponsor legislation to limit SCOTUS terms to 18 years, in a manner that is bipartisan and which allows rotation of justices, as recommended by constitutional scholars2.