Calvin Coolidge Says, March 13, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 13, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that progressives should learn how to cooperate with Congress and to put their ideas into specific policy proposals. (Original document available here) There is no need for hasty judgment on the progressive’s conference held in Washington. Many sincere people attended it. Their assumption that they […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 17, 1930

January 7, 2021

Date: July 17, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that the public supports the President when the country is prosperous or at war, but does not support the President when there are economic problems or is pursuing a policy of peace. (Original document available here) It is human nature to blame some one else for […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 15, 1930

January 7, 2021

Date: July 15, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge argues that self-government has proven to be a success and that government is overall a good that is exercised by well-meaning office holders. (Original document available here) Because the rule of eternal vigilance requires us to strive to make our government better we should not conclude […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 22, 1931

December 30, 2020

Date: January 22, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge argues that democratic self-government is the best system of government to ensure social peace among citizens. (Original document available here) Mostly because of development in some foreign countries we find considerable discussion of whether democracy is not proving a failure. Very great things have been expected of […]

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