The conventional version of the New Deal contends it rescued the country from the Great Depression. Those who expound this viewpoint treat Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the savior of the country. These same disciples of the expansive bureaucratic government have never looked back. For them, their article of faith is based upon the supremacy of executive authority. This viewpoint is content to abandon the foundational roots of the Republic and is particularly eager to accept a centralized and governed economic system. The adverse consequences of this departure from the land of the free are routinely ignored since the proponents of the cradle to grave society must adhere to the myth that government is indispensible in every aspect of our lives.