Democracy flourishes when it is liberal in the sense that the rights of the individual are protected from the quest of those in power to expand the reach of Washington. Federalism and the division of authority remain relevant concepts to be protected. The U.S. Constitution is America's main bulwark against excessive expansion of government power. The Founders of our nation designed a document which was intended to hinder - not assist - power seekers. A strict originalist interpretation is the correct one.
Liberals desire that the Constitution be "living", because they can "interpret" its language in any manner which serves their ideological objectives. Liberals fail to reveal that they truly want a "dead" document which will, therefore, be unable to restrain them.