It's not about honoring or dishonoring the constitution. Just like the Bible, there are those who want to follow it strictly and literally, then there are those who want to follow it with a modern and contextualized interpretation.
The court holds some power over the President because of checks and balances. The Supreme Court is in the judicial branch, and the Presidency is in the Executive branch. The president also gets to appoint judges when an opportunity to do so arises. If the president had supreme power, he'd be a dictator and could do whatever he wants. The Constitution is the supreme power, no court or President. Your also forgetting that if enough people feel strongly enough about something (anything) we can change it. We can overthrow our own government if it does not serve us one day; the Constitution had planned that possibility since it already happened once. I do think that life terms are ridiculous. An analysis of the effectiveness and competency of the current Judges of the Supreme court should take place every so often instead of waiting until one retires, F's up or dies. As much as I want to plod the Liberal agenda onward, I don't think outing a Judge because one is conservative (or liberal if the President at the time is a conservative) would be OK :P Political ideologies aren't really grounds to call out incompetence, even though I may say so sometimes :P
"Free Speech Zones". That's the beginning of the end, folks. First that, then a ban on all guns, and then a sliding scale poll tax