Calvin Coolidge Says, May 20, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 20, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) One of our great business associations estimates the national wealth, according to the latest returns, for 1929, at three hundred and sixty-one billion dollars. Of this great sum it is well known that a generous proportion depends on order and security. Perhaps those are […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, November 7, 1930

January 22, 2021

Date: November 7, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) A few judges in different localities have recently come under suspicion. The first requisite of every unit of government is to furnish order and security. That means, in time of peace, protection from crimes against the person and property. The next requirement is the […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 19, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge compares the costs of natural disasters to the costs of crime, and argues that America should focus on the latter as a more easily preventable issue. He also says that the efficacy of law rests fundamentally on whether or not the people choose to follow it. (Original […]

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Law and Order

April 24, 2014

Title: Law and Order Date: January 23, 1921 Location: New York City, New York Context: As Vice President-elect, in accepting the gold medal awarded by the National Institute of Social Sciences for his action in connection with the police strike in Boston, MA. (Original document available here) It is a very great honor that you have bestowed upon me […]

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