Calvin Coolidge Says, October 20, 1930

February 1, 2021

Date: October 20, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Anybody with any experience in public life can see that the next session of every legislative body in the country, from the Congress down, will be deluged with all kinds of proposed nostrums for preventing depressions in industry and agriculture with resulting unemployment. Already […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, November 18, 1930

January 26, 2021

Date: November 18, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Sometimes our country is charged with giving too much thought to the material things of life. The charge may appear more justified because in ordinary times the rank and file of our people are in such comfortable circumstances, so independent and well able to […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 5, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: January 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Another proposal to be made in the name of relieving unemployment will undoubtedly be an extension of government ownership. Healthy and normal employment consists of serving another for his personal satisfaction or profit. As the government is not personal, its proper business employment would […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 22, 1931

December 3, 2020

Date: April 22, 1931 Location:  Northampton, MA (Original document available here) If one of the results of unemployment is to turn more people to planting a garden, some of the loss from the depression will be retrieved. The waste of land and time to which we as a nation are so addicted will be reduced. Many […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 2, 1930

December 1, 2020

Date: July 2, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Faith without works is vain. Although many millions of people are enjoying record wages, there are others who are unemployed, some of whom can live on their savings, while the rest will have to be supported directly or indirectly by those who work. People are […]

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