You wouldn't know it from all the wailing and gnashing that's going on, but Monday's Supreme Court ruling against congressional term limits was a great victory for the American people.
Term-limits advocates are complaining that the Supreme Court trampled the rights of voters when it said individual states cannot restrict the number of terms served by members of Congress. In reality, though, the court did exactly the opposite: Its 5-4 ruling upheld the voters' right to decide how long their U.S. senators and representatives can serve.This country has congressional term limits. These limits are imposed in the form of elections - every two years for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and every six years for members of the Senate. Any time the voters get the feeling that their representative in Congress has stayed too long at the fair, they can send him or her packing.
That's the way our nation's founders set things up. That's the way things ought to be.