Left2Right has a post calling the conservative's "strict constructionist" view of the Constitution what it is--bupkes.
Don Herzog goes on to explain in a scholarly way what I've long believed is the basis for this conservative mantra, the self interest of conservatives and the needs of the powers they wish to protect, not the dis-interested, objective conclusions required of careful jurisprudence. This topic will be chapter 423 of my forthcoming book, Why I am not a Conservative.
Chapter 89 will cover the perplexing state of affairs that has conservatives claiming to be about and for "less government", but adamantly opposed to the Right to Privacy.
As Jesse Taylor point out last week, conservatives are not actually against big government, or activist judges, they're just against liberalism.