Calvin Coolidge Says, March 9, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge praises the contributions government officials make to our country. (Original document available here) The retirement of Chairman Legge of the Farm Board brings to mind the enormous amount of service, often accompanied with large personal expense, which the Federal government receives without giving full compensation. […]

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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 29, 1931

January 4, 2021

Date: January 29, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) We are very far from solving all our problems of government. We can feel fairly secure about our national government. Many unsound proposals will be made in it, but they will not often prevail. Our state governments are generally satisfactory. Sometimes they are too radical, […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 7, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 7, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge marvels at the complexity of the modern world. (Original document available here) Few of us realize how vast and intricate the organization of modern life becomes. Most of it is private and voluntary, authorized, supervised and taxed by the government, but without any official connection. The most complete […]

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