by btchakir, Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 11:57:10 AM EDT
On May 24th I'll be sixty five and another 1st generation Baby Boomer will be officially "Old" (though, because of our cruddy economy which stands between employment and age, I am already retired and at the mercy of Social Security... which my Congressional leadership wants to do away with).
Most of my adult life I have been a liberal Democrat... in college during the height of the Civil Rights movement and the fiercest part of the anti-Vietnam War campaign, as a working citizen through booms and busts in the economy ending in the major recession we are apparently now out of (except in my house... yours too?)... and I voted as a liberal Dem in the past couple of elections. Now I'm not certain that "liberal Democrat" has meaning anymore.
While I shudder at people who are now called "Originalists" (heard this term on a CATO Institute panel on C-Span, where it was tied as a label on Justice Clarence Thomas), who think of the Constitution as unchangeable and fixed, I am upset with some lack of adherence to Constitutional regulations which have not been changed in the document, but have certainly been changed in practice.