Ibanez wrote: But to amend something just so you can get an ideological majority on the bench isn't very democratic.
So if the People vote enough progressive Congressman to enact progressive laws, do you think it's democratic that five conservative judges are able to hold back those laws? Personally I think it's even more undemocratic, since it's essentially past generations holding back how a new society wants to govern itself.
Even today, I think the SCOTUS is a complete farce to how a good democracy works. It's one of the things the founders got wrong that other nations have since improved on.
If you want to change the term limits of a justice, then do it.
Be honest, you would want to maintain a progressive court if a conservative Congress enacted conservative laws which were held up by progressive judges. So, you're hypothetical situation here shows that you want want's best for YOUR ideas and nobody else's. Which to me isn't democratic.
Besides, we've had conservative judges side over and over with the liberal judges. There are good judges that don't view everything through a Red of Blue lens. And the ones that judge with an obvious biased usually get those cases overturned.
You seem to think government should be perfect. We're a very diverse culture and our politics are messy because of it.