Sorry for the screed.
And I don't believe that government should control everything or even most things. And if you are honest with yourselves you'll admit that most liberals do not want that either ( or every baby to be aborted, or every soldier pelted with vegetables) any more than every conservative is a gun toting redneck SOB. Most everybody falls somewhere in between.
But I do get really cheesed off at people who claim they want the government to stay out of their business and only do the things they personally "need". Well we live in a melting pot and lots of people have lots of different "needs". If you had a kid with autism, I guarantee you'd suddenly be happy to see the government spending research money there, or subsidizing your child's therapy so you didn't have to starve your other kids to pay for it.
As for sticking to their constitutional mandate ( and/or being a strict constitutionalist)....Kathy if you really wanted to go back t the original Constitution, I'd have to say, sweetie...pookey...honeybun it doesn't matter the least little bit what you think because you're a WOMAN, and suddenly in the world you praise so highly, you have no right to vote.
Yes, I know you'll say that's not what I mean. I want the Constitution the way it is right now, with all my "good" rights and freedoms, and none of the "bad" obligations, commitments, or things I disagree with. It doesn't work that way. After our first birthday party we almost never get everything we want, when we want it, how we want it. People have other opinions, and other needs and expectations of their government. It doesn't make them Un-American, or bad people.