Stop Decrying "Court Packing"
A change in the number of seats on the Supreme Court is not "court packing." Changing the number of seats on the Supreme Court does not "pack" the Court. It does not "fill up" or "cram" the Court. Increasing the number of seats on the Court brings an outdated statute into the 21st Century and makes the Third Branch of Governmentthe branch that has the most direct involvement in the lives of every day citizens (i.e. the judiciary)more representative of the People it is supposed to serve.
Yes, the judiciary is the branch of government that has the most direct involvement with the People. Not Congress. You only deal with Congress individually near election dayor if you are unlucky enough to be on your elected official's email account or other social media stream of nonsense when they want to tell you what to think. Not the other way around.
Sure, you can write to them. You can call. You get a polite underpaid (meaning "unpaid") intern who will respond "I will let the [fill in the blank with the title of your elected official] know your views. Thank you for your call."
Yes, the legislature affects the People in sweeping ways. That is the purpose of legislationenacting laws that determine how our society will behave and the way our society will work.
Notice the word "will." Not "should." "Should" suggests something better, something of higher quality. "Will" is an order, a mandate, a dictate, a command.
We hope that our elected officials actually enact legislation that We the People want for our nation and our society. We hope that other influences are not controlling the decisions made by those for whom We the People cast our votes.
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