Calvin Coolidge Says, June 15, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: June 15, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) One of the most interesting and encouraging developments of the past fifteen years has been the Citizen’s Military Training Camps. At the outset they were not considered any too favorably by the government. Now they have become an institution. While a considerable value attaches […]

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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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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 7, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 7, 1930 Location: Plymouth, VT (Original document available here) The successful flight of the R-100 again challenges our progress in aviation. Notwithstanding our original discoveries, our efforts to build military planes during the war were feverish but, owing perhaps to the limited time, were not highly successful. These experiments, however, did produce plant […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 4, 1931

December 1, 2020

Date: April 4, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) To those who recall how important the United States Army appeared on the 6th of April, 1917, this anniversary will seem a fitting time for the nation to give some thought to its military establishment. Human nature takes things for granted that have long existed. […]

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