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  • What Makes Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker a Good Choice for 2016

    11/22/2014 8:48:52 PM PST · by SatinDoll · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/20/2014 | Grover Norquist & Patrick Gleason
    After the GOP’s midterm-elections sweep, the Republican Party holds more U.S. House seats and controls more state houses than at any time since 1928. Having reached this goal, the GOP now needs to look for a 2016 presidential nominee to match this success. President Calvin Coolidge, who sat in the Oval Office from 1923 to 1929, would be a smart model for the party. He reined in spending and reduced tax rates at a time when it was as needed as it is today. President Ronald Reagan admired Coolidge so much that he hung a portrait of the 30th president...
  • David Pietrusza On Calvin Coolidge

    11/15/2014 11:29:24 AM PST · by statestreet · 3 replies
    Vimeo ^ | Novemer 14, 2014 | William K. Sanford Town Library
    Author David Petrusza discusses the pivotal 1924 election for president, won by "Silent Cal Coolidge."
  • Solution for ISIS: Obliterate Them

    08/24/2014 4:42:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Our President may be a well-educated and a very smart guy, but he seems to have skipped out on his world history classes. He certainly would have learned the absolutely true saying that “history repeats itself.” He would also know that any dithering with ISIS will only cause us more pain and lost lives in the future. History does repeat itself, and regularly. A perfect example has been on display with the debt crisis in Argentina. The country has defaulted on its debt. Its President, Cristina Kirchner, did not accept blame for the default. She pointed the finger at two...
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • Burbank Lawmaker Calls For Public Display Of Controversial Armenian Rug

    11/11/2013 6:22:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 11, 2013 12:58 PM
    A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants the White House to put a rug woven by Armenian orphans and given to President Calvin Coolidge nearly a century ago on public display. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) is among a bipartisan group of U.S. Congress members calling on President Obama to reverse the White House’s decision to back out of lending the rug out for a Dec. 16 exhibition at the Smithsonian Institute. The Armenian orphan rug, which measures 11′ 7″ x 18′ 5″ and is comprised of 4.4 million individual knots, reportedly took girls in the Ghazir Orphanage of Near East Relief...
  • Obama stops Smithsonian from displaying Armenian Genocide-era artwork for fear of irking Turks

    10/26/2013 5:25:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 10/26/2013 | Robert Spencer
    Turkey's ongoing denial of the Armenian Genocide is consistent with an unbroken Islamic supremacist pattern: never, ever admit wrongdoing; never, ever take responsibility for actions that cause harm; never, ever acknowledge that jihad actions (such as the Armenian Genocide) cause immeasurable suffering to human beings; always, always instead blame the kuffar who have the temerity to point out the wrongdoing.And Obama, who counts Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a friend, falls right in line."Armenian ‘orphan rug’ is in White House storage, as unseen as genocide is neglected," by Philip Kennicott for the Washington Post, October 21 (thanks to AINA):The rug...
  • Photo: When Freedom Existed in America ... Moving House Passing the White House; circa 1924

    08/19/2013 7:28:13 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 1924 | Retronaut
    Workmen transporting a house next to the White House. (President Calvin Coolidge apparently had no concern about this.)
  • Harding Dies — Coolidge Takes Charge

    08/02/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | David Stokes
    Ninety years ago today, on August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. It was sudden, shocking, and has been fodder for conspiracy theorists ever since. His wife, Florence—described derisively by some as “The Duchess”—didn’t allow an autopsy, so we’ll never know exactly what caused the demise of the 29th President of the United States. It might have been congestive heart failure, or food poisoning, or even something more sinister. Seen in retrospect, through the prism of the scandals associated with his White House tenure, Harding is usually ranked well toward the...
  • Harding Dies — Coolidge Takes Charge (How we avoided a great depression in the 1920s and prospered)

    08/02/2013 8:42:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/02/2013 | David Stokes
    Ninety years ago today, on August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. It was sudden, shocking, and has been fodder for conspiracy theorists ever since. His wife, Florence—described derisively by some as “The Duchess”—didn’t allow an autopsy, so we’ll never know exactly what caused the demise of the 29th President of the United States. It might have been congestive heart failure, or food poisoning, or even something more sinister. Seen in retrospect, through the prism of the scandals associated with his White House tenure, Harding is usually ranked well toward the...
  • Calvin Coolidge Revised: New Find On 1929 Stock Market Crash

    07/01/2013 7:28:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/01/2013 | Amity Shlaes
    Traditional presidential polls give Calvin Coolidge a low ranking. One reason for this is that he is often blamed for egging on the already boisterous stock market of the late 1920s, especially toward the end of his presidency. Particularly disparaging is John Kenneth Galbraith’s account that Coolidge said in 1929 that prosperity was “absolutely sound” and that equities were “cheap at current prices.” This assertion is said to have stoked market fires so that stocks continued heavenward during the first half-year of Herbert Hoover’s presidency. The crash, when it came, was therefore all the more violent. Parts of this older...
  • Calvin Coolidge- Speech on One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

    03/01/2013 3:06:42 PM PST · by dennisw · 13 replies
    teachingamericanhistory.org ^ | July 5, 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Calvin Coolidge
    Speech on the Occasion of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence Calvin Coolidge July 5, 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to...
  • The Comeback of Silent Cal ("Derided by New Dealers, Coolidge gets long-overdue respect...")

    02/25/2013 2:38:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Derided by New Dealers, Coolidge gets long-overdue respect in Shlaes’s biography. For years, most Americans’ vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt’s death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents. They were gifted writers, and many of their books were bestsellers. They have persuaded many Americans — Barack Obama definitely included — that progress means an ever-bigger government. In their view, the prosperous 1920s were a binge of mindless frivolity. The Depression of the 1930s was the inevitable hangover, for which FDR administered the cure.That’s one...
  • Calvin Coolidge Gets New Deal in Revisionist History

    02/25/2013 4:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2013 | Michael Barone
    For years, most Americans' vision of history has been shaped by the New Deal historians. Writing soon after Franklin Roosevelt's death, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and others celebrated his accomplishments and denigrated his opponents. They were gifted writers, and many of their books were bestsellers. And they have persuaded many Americans -- Barack Obama definitely included -- that progress means an ever bigger government In their view, the prosperous 1920s were a binge of mindless frivolity. The Depression of the 1930s was the inevitable hangover, for which FDR administered the cure. That's one way to see it. But there are others,...
  • End of the Coolidge Joke

    02/21/2013 5:09:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- I am indebted to Amity Shlaes for gently correcting a joke of mine that dates back to July 8, 1972. On that date in the New York Times, I joshed that President Calvin Coolidge "probably spent more time napping than any president in the nation's history" and therefore was a successful president. My joke was a play on an earlier joke by H. L. Mencken, and now Shlaes has corrected both of us. She has written a very impressive biography titled simply "Coolidge," wherein she never mentions Cal's naps but rather what made him the most successful president...
  • Calvin Coolidge: The ‘Scrooge’ Who Begat Plenty

    02/12/2013 6:42:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The American ^ | 02/13/2013 | Amity Shlaes
    Civility to oneÂ’s opponents, certainty, restraint, federalism, economy, thrift, and respect for faith: these and other Coolidge ideals are needed today. Debt takes its toll. To no one had this ever seemed clearer than to a 61-year-old farmer named Oliver Coolidge, who languished in Woodstock Common Jail in Windsor County, Vermont, in the spring of 1849. Oliver was behind bars because he owed a neighbor, Frederick Wheeler, $24.23. He had not honored a contract because he lacked the money to honor it. Now his debt had climbed to $29.48 because the justice of the peace had ruled that he had...
  • The Destiny of America

    09/16/2012 8:49:08 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | May 30, 1923 | Calvin Coolidge
    Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country. In no other nation on earth does this principle have such complete application. It comes most naturally from the fundamental doctrine of our land that the people are supreme. Lincoln stated the substance of the whole matter in his famous phrase, "government of the people; by the people, and for the people." The authority of law here is not something which is imposed upon the people; it is the will of the people themselves. The decision of the court here is...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • American Minute: September 21

    09/21/2011 1:08:38 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37
    coachisright.com ^ | September 21, 2011 | By Bill Federer, staff writer
    On SEPTEMBER 21, 1924, America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, addressed the Holy Name Society in Washington, D.C., saying: "The worst evil that could be inflicted upon the youth of the land would be to leave them without restraint and completely at the mercy of their own uncontrolled inclinations. Under such conditions education would be impossible, and all orderly development intellectually or morally would be hopeless." Calvin Coolidge continued: "The Declaration of Independence...claims...the ultimate source of authority by stating...they were... 'appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of' their 'intentions.'... The foundations of our independence and our...
  • Perry's America may seem familiar to centenarians

    08/28/2011 8:37:20 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8-28-2011 | Joe Holley
    Perry's America may seem familiar to centenarians By JOE HOLLEY August 28, 2011 At first glance, it would seem that the 30th president of the United States and the man who would be the 45th have little in common. Famously silent Calvin Coolidge, after all, not only had little to say but also hated to campaign, unlike White House aspirant Rick Perry, an indefatigable campaigner whose tongue occasionally runs ahead of his brain. Coolidge was a rectitudinous New Englander presiding, paradoxically, over a raucous Jazz Age; Perry is a gregarious Texan who, paradoxically, stands to inherit a nation shaken by...
  • Next President Must Live Like Coolidge, Not Obama

    08/19/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 19, 2011 | The great MARK STEYN
    20 minutes, but he's already delivered one of the best lines in the campaign: "I'll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can." This will be grand news to Schylar Capo of Virginia. The 11-year-old made the mistake of rescuing a woodpecker from the jaws of a cat and nursing him back to health for a couple of days and, for her pains, was visited by a federal Fish and Wildlife gauleiter (with accompanying state troopers) who charged her with illegal transportation of a protected species and issued her a $535...
  • How Silent Cal Beat a Recession (inheriting a bad economy, he cut taxes and slashed spending)

    08/07/2011 6:15:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/03/2011 | Charles C. Johnson
    Eighty-eight years ago this week, Calvin Coolidge took office upon the sudden death of President Warren Harding. Like the current administration, the Harding-Coolidge administration faced a tough recession from 1919-1921. But unlike the current administration, the Harding-Coolidge and Coolidge-Dawes administrations cut taxes, balanced budgets and slashed government spending, reducing federal debt by over a third in a decade. The economy grew, averaging just over 7% from 1924 to 1929, the years of his presidency. So did Coolidge's popularity. He was so popular that even during the Great Depression's height song-writer Cole Porter compared his lover to the "Coolidge dollar." Ronald...
  • Vanity: Born on the Fourth of July--Calvin Coolidge

    07/04/2011 7:16:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies
    7/4/11 | raccoonradio
    I guess they're celebrating up in Plymouth Notch VT today, as it's the birthday for the only President born on the Fourth of July: Calvin Coolidge (I think a couple died on July 4 though). Republican, former gov. of MA, one who loved the people and scenery of his home state of Vermont. I paid a brief visit to the Coolidge State Historic Site the other day. "Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." "The business of America is business." (actually the word "Chief" appears before "business"--kind of a misquote as he goes on to...
  • Can You Name the Greatest President of the Past 100 Years? (Cato Inst. says it's Calvin Coolidge)

    10/19/2010 7:07:22 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 73 replies · 1+ views
    cato Institute ^ | 10/19/2010 | Daniel Mitchell
    It’s tempting to say that Ronald Reagan was the best U.S. president of the past century, and I’ve certainly demonstrated my man-crush on the Gipper. But there is some real competition. I had the pleasure yesterday of hearing Amity Shlaes of the Council on Foreign Relations make the case for Calvin Coolidge at the Mont Pelerin Society Meeting in Australia. I dug around online and found an article Amity wrote for Forbes that highlights some of the attributes of “Silent Cal” that she mentioned in her speech. As you can see, she makes a persuasive case. … the Coolidge style...
  • Calvin Coolidge – Friend of Common Sense

    08/13/2010 7:52:34 PM PDT · by I still care · 8 replies
    Rightpundits.com ^ | August 13, 2010 | Andrew Zaroney
    Today’s episode of Glenn Beck’s “Founder’s Friday” looked deeper into the presidency of Calvin Coolidge. ‘Silent Cal’ was Ronald Reagan’s favorite president. Historian Amy Shlaes, author of “The Forgotten Man”, was a guest and referred to Coolidge not as a ‘reformer’ but as a ‘refrainer’. Coolidge knew when not to act, which is usually better than acting and doing the wrong thing. Which, of course, is what our current president, Barack ‘Hoover’ Obama, is doing. Each and every decision Obama has made since taking office has been an error, except perhaps allowing the Navy SEALs to do their job to...
  • Calvin Coolidge, born July 4: Hero to tea partiers

    07/03/2010 2:01:03 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    hosted ^ | Jul 3
    PLYMOUTH, Vt. (AP) -- In the Vermont hamlet where Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge was born, folks will celebrate his star-spangled birthday the way they always do....
  • Have Faith in Massachusetts - How Scott Brown’s campaign evokes memories of Calvin Coolidge.

    01/19/2010 1:25:54 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 553+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 18, 2010 | Shawn Macomber
    January 18, 2010, 4:00 a.m. Have Faith in MassachusettsHow Scott Brown’s campaign evokes memories of Calvin Coolidge. By Shawn Macomber Upon learning that Calvin Coolidge had been nominated at the 1920 Republican Convention to run for the vice presidency, Woodrow Wilson’s vice president, Thomas Marshall, sent a pithy wire to the Massachusetts governor: “Please accept my sincere sympathy.” Ninety years later, political junkies were no doubt inclined to tweet similar condolences to Scott Brown at the outset of his quest to win the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat. Little was expected of the state senator. Maybe he would get...
  • President Coolidge Speaks to Us from 1924

    12/12/2009 3:09:15 PM PST · by gdzla · 24 replies · 938+ views
    I came across this and it almost blew me away. http://www.archive.org/details/coolidge_1924 Hope the linky thingy works for you. If not just copy and paste into your browser adress bar.
  • Not-So-Silent Cal Wrote With Eloquence (contrasts with Obama)

    11/30/2009 8:51:45 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 4 replies · 408+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2009 | RYAN L. COLE
    Recently, the new head of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman, gushed that "if you accept the premise, and I do, that the United States is the most powerful country in the world, then Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar." He skipped right over Calvin Coolidge.
  • Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence [Coolidge]

    07/04/2009 11:23:36 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 804+ views
    Teaching American History ^ | 1926-07-05 | President Calvin Coolidge
    Speech on the Occasion of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Calvin Coolidge July 5, 1926 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those...
  • Eugenics … death of the defenceless: The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton

    02/24/2009 5:42:22 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,042+ views
    Creation Magazine ^ | Russell Grigg
    Eugenics … death of the defenceless The legacy of Darwin’s cousin Galton By Russell Grigg Few ideas have done more harm to the human race in the last 120 years than those of Sir Francis Galton. He founded the evolutionary pseudo-science of eugenics. Today, ethnic cleansing, the use of abortion to eliminate ‘defective’ unborn babies, infanticide, euthanasia, and the harvesting of unborn babies for research purposes all have a common foundation in the survival-of-the-fittest theory of eugenics. So who was Galton, what is eugenics, and how has it harmed humanity?...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Fed’s monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • Incredible Read: Calvin Coolidge's Inaugural Address

    11/15/2008 8:21:58 PM PST · by freemike · 20 replies · 867+ views
    Bio ^ | 1925 | Calvin Coolidge
    ...Likewise, the policy of public ownership of railroads and certain electric utilities met with unmistakable defeat. The people declared that they wanted their rights to have not a political but a judicial determination, and their independence and freedom continued and supported by having the ownership and control of their property, not in the Government, but in their own hands. As they always do when they have a fair chance, the people demonstrated that they are sound and are determined to have a sound government. 13 When we turn from what was rejected to inquire what was accepted, the policy that...
  • Calvin Coolidge is Back (July 4th--Happy Birthday Silent Cal)

    07/04/2006 8:06:37 PM PDT · by Irontank · 10 replies · 438+ views
    Ashbrook Center ^ | August 1998 | Peter W. Schramm
    Plymouth Notch, Vermont. August 3, 1998. On this day seventy five years ago Calvin Coolidge became the 30th president of the United States. Vice President Coolidge was visiting his father here, and, in the middle of the night was informed that President Harding died and that he must take the oath of office, as soon as possible. The Secretary of State told Coolidge that any notary public could administer the oath. It turned out that Calvin’s father was a notary. So at 2:47 in the morning John Coolidge, using the family Bible—in a small room with a wood stove and...
  • May 26, 1924: Coolidge signs stringent immigration law

    05/26/2006 9:09:52 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 20 replies · 651+ views
    History.com ^ | May 26, 2006 | anon
    May 26, 1924: Coolidge signs stringent immigration law http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/tdih.jsp?category=presidential&month=10272957&day=10272991 http://tinyurl.com/h9uwu On this day in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signs into law the Comprehensive Immigration Act, the most stringent immigration policy up to that time in the nation’s history. The new law reflected the desire of Americans to isolate themselves from the world after fighting the terrible First World War in Europe, a war that exacerbated growing fears of the spread of communist ideas. It also reflected the pervasiveness of racial discrimination in American society at the time. Many Americans saw the enormous influx of largely unskilled, uneducated immigrants during the...
  • CALVIN COOLIDGE

    12/29/2005 4:44:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies · 763+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | 12/29/2005 | WHITEHOUSE BIOGRAPHY
    At 2:30 on the morning of August 3, 1923, while visiting in Vermont, Calvin Coolidge received word that he was President. By the light of a kerosene lamp, his father, who was a notary public, administered the oath of office as Coolidge placed his hand on the family Bible. Coolidge was "distinguished for character more than for heroic achievement," wrote a Democratic admirer, Alfred E. Smith. "His great task was to restore the dignity and prestige of the Presidency when it had reached the lowest ebb in our history ... in a time of extravagance and waste...." Born in...
  • Inaugural Address of Calvin Coolidge (Long but Good Read)

    06/26/2004 2:41:51 PM PDT · by Undertow · 6 replies · 118+ views
    Calvin Coolidge Inaugural Address Wednesday, March 4, 1925 My Countrymen: NO one can contemplate current conditions without finding much that is satisfying and still more that is encouraging. Our own country is leading the world in the general readjustment to the results of the great conflict. Many of its burdens will bear heavily upon us for years, and the secondary and indirect effects we must expect to experience for some time. But we are beginning to comprehend more definitely what course should be pursued, what remedies ought to be applied, what actions should be taken for our deliverance, and are...
  • Meet Calvin Coolidge

    04/07/2004 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 12 replies · 211+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, April 07, 2004 | David Shribman
    Unfairly forgotten, the 30th president left words that can speak to us today This is a campaign year and the windbags sure are busy, and full of themselves. Some of them are out there on the campaign trail, some of them here on the op-ed page. They love compound sentences and they profess to have complex thoughts. But in politics, as in life, it's often the simple sentence that matters, and the simple thought that endures. Twice in the last month I've professed a weakness for an American politician who has fallen from favor and, finally, from memory. He's Calvin...
  • The Bear's Lair: How would [Calvin] Coolidge vote?

    02/27/2004 9:43:32 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 4 replies · 156+ views
    UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL ^ | 2-9-04 | Martin Hutchinson
    <p>WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The George W. Bush administration's 2004 Budget announced last week aroused the ire of many conservatives and led me to wonder: if that archetypal small government Republican Calvin Coolidge were brought back to us in 2004, which way would he vote?</p>
  • Calvin Coolidge Speech - July 5, 1926

    07/04/2003 6:30:45 AM PDT · by ohmage · 11 replies · 335+ views
    The Ashbrooke Update ^ | July 4, 2003 | Ohmage
    About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from...
  • Sacco-Vanzetti Execution Anniversary Raises Questions

    08/22/2002 2:53:04 PM PDT · by GeneD · 2 replies · 431+ views
    Filed at 5:23 p.m. ET BOSTON (AP) -- Vito Bruno remembers his father and thousands of others marching through Boston's North End 75 years ago to protest the executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. The Italian immigrants were put to death in 1927 after they were convicted of killing two people during a robbery. Many observers -- then and now -- say the trial focused unfairly on their anarchist political beliefs and status as immigrants ``They were being targeted because they were Italian,'' said Bruno, 85, who lived just a few blocks from the funeral parlor where the bodies...