Calvin Coolidge Says, July 29, 1930

January 7, 2021

Date: July 29, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The European cartel for maintaining an arbitrary price for steel has been abandoned. The plan failed. Some years ago our government was trying to fix a price for silver. More recently the British were trying to control rubber. In Brazil it was coffee; in Cuba […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 16, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: January 16, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It is perfectly apparent that the country does not believe in any kind of dole nor any provision for outdoor relief by the national government. If any member of Congress wishes to propose such a measure, that is his right and it should be […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 4, 1930

January 4, 2021

Date: July 4, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) After a session of about fifteen months the Congress has finally adjourned. It will be subjected to considerable criticism which will be largely useless. With the direct primaries in most states and the popular election of Senators, the present perversion of legislation is unavoidable. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 30, 1931

January 4, 2021

Date: January 30, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The management of Muscle Shoals demonstrates the utter hopelessness of having any considerable business enterprise conducted by the buCongress. Development of this plant was commenced under war-time pressure to furnish power to make nitrates for explosives and fertilizers. More recent discoveries and processes render it, […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 28, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 28, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The power of the President to veto legislation is one of the most important checks of our constitutional system. It would be difficult to demonstrate that any refusal to approve an act of the Congress has caused great harm, while it is easy to discover […]

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