What was the chief complaint of conservatives against the New Deal?

1 Answer
Mar 25, 2017

They opposed the rise of the executive power which they viewed as illegitimate.


The Old Right emerged in the thirites in opposition to the New Deal. The New Deal was a program of reforms which introduce an unprecedented rise of the federal government in public affairs.

Conservatives were keen on keeping the constitution preserve, individual liberties, and states' rights. The New Deal was based on new federal regulations, new federal agencies, and it infuriated conservatives.

People like H.L.Mencken had already opposed the growth of the federal government in the years 1910. State intervention was strongly opposed by those conservatives.