Calvin Coolidge Says, October 8, 1930

March 1, 2021

Date: October 8, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) If self-government is to continue to be a success the voters must take their duties seriously. As the relations of the government in both our political and economic life become increasingly intricate, the necessary qualifications for discharging the functions of high office must be […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 4, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: June 4, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The pulpit and the commencement platform frequently assert that our governmental and economic system is on trial. The inference is that it has failed. When told that Christianity had failed Beecher said that it had never been tried. The same reply is applicable to criticism […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 20, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: June 20, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge argues for less government intervention within the labor market. (Original document available here) The centralization of power in Washington, which nearly all members of Congress deplore in their speech and then support by their votes, steadily increases. The latest report is that the Federal Employment Service will […]

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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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