What is the dividing line between Conservatives and everyone else in America today? Limited –vs- Unlimited Government.
In a society where government is the first resort for every problem and psuedo-problem, what role does a Constitution play? Usually, in the hands of judicial activists, it becomes a cordon to prevent popular and representative majorities from executing guardianship of the foundations and traditions of the social and political fabric. Example: Californians pass a Proposition defining marriage as it has traditionally been defined for millennia, and the Courts say, “you can’t do that, it violates the Constitution.”
We have the Constitution limiting the consent of the governed, rather than the Constitution limiting the scope of the government. This turns the framers’ intent on its head.