Originally Posted by Jenson71
That's not necessarily true. It's not like there was a huge conservative backlash that was successful after the New Deal.
The New Deal and the Progressive Movement before that basically set the course and with it, the standard, of which all future acts of government were sized up to. If Ron Paul, or someone like him wins, it will be the most significant step backwards (I say that neutrally) we would ever see. Essentially the 20th century would be turned around.
But I don't think we'll ever see that. I really don't think there's any significant demand for that.
Actually I think it would be interesting to see Texas secede, then become the libertarian wet dream Ron Paul supporters dream of. Then they would see just how unrealistic their beliefs are.