One more reason Ron Paul's strict constitutionalist policies would be disasterous for the unity of the United States. What if the individual states could pick and choose which federal laws they wanted to comply with and which they wanted to ignore? Remember, this was a primary cause of the Civil War. ‘Strict Constitutionalist’ Ron Paul Endorses Nullification As A ‘Very Good’ Idea http://thinkprogress.org/justice/20...l-endorses-nullification-as-a-very-good-idea/ ... Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) endorsed the idea that states should be able to nullify federal laws they don’t like at a press conference at the South Carolina state capitol on Tuesday. ...nullification played a significant role in the start of the Civil War when multiple states, South Carolina included, attempted to nullify federal laws about slavery. Despite this checkered past, Paul said nullification “would be very good” to have in practice today because it would reduce the size of the federal government. ..