Calvin Coolidge Says, January 31, 1931

January 4, 2021

Date: January 31, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The episode involving General Butler illustrates one of the peculiarities of our military organization. It is very difficult to regulate the speech of our officers. The public usually assumes that the right of free speech is universal and without control. So such breaches of discipline […]

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Press Conference, December 15, 1923

September 14, 2020

Date: December 15, 1923 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) Here is an inquiry about the loan to Germany. That isn’t anything that is pending before our Government, nor anything in which our Government can take any action. As I understand it, it is a negotiation that is pending between the German Government and […]

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Press Conference, February 15, 1924

August 28, 2020

Date: February 15, 1924 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) Here is an inquiry about the Russian situation – whether the American attitude has produced, or shall begin to produce, results such as the stoppage of propaganda and the recognition of private American claims, etc. I haven’t any information that would enable me to […]

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