Conservatives are united in their disdain for "judicial activism". Nothing, it seems, bothers them more than when a court overrules the "will of the people". After all, when the people speak, either directly, or through their duly elected legislature, why should their plainly stated decisions be overturned by unelected judges?
Alberto Gonzales is the Attorney General of the United States, and he represents (arguably) the most conservative Justice Department in decades, and he respects the will of the people and disdains unelected judges overruling the will of the people.
With all due respect, I have a few questions for you, Mr. Gonzales.
When the people of Oregon voted (twice) to allow physician assisted suicide, why did you go to court and ask unelected judges to overturn the will of the people? (Gonzales v. Oregon)
When the people of California voted to allow the state regulated use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, why did you go to court and ask unelected judges to overturn the will of the people? (Gonzales v. Raich)