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  • President Calvin Coolidge on Vacation, 1924

    09/21/2018 7:50:00 AM PDT · by NRx · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02-11-2016 | Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
    A series of newsreel shorts show President Calvin Coolidge and his family on vacation at the Coolidge Homestead in Plymouth Notch, Vermont in the summer of 1924. (appx 13 minutes)
  • Address at the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

    07/04/2018 4:42:08 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | July 5, 1926 | President Calvin Coolidge
    Fellow Countrymen: We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. That 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 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 4th day of July. Whatever may have been the impression...
  • Do you know which former U.S. president was born on July 4?

    07/04/2005 10:28:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 3,447+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Nicholas Hrkman
    •President Calvin Coolidge was born in Plymouth, Vt., on July 4, 1872. He is the only president born on July 4; however, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe all died on the Fourth of July. •One lucky Philadelphian purchased a $4 picture at a flea market. Behind the picture was an original 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence. It was sold to TV producer Norman Lear for $8.1 million. •After the war, King George III rationalized that Washington would become a dictator and make the Americans yearn for royal rule. When he was told that Washington planned to...
  • President Coolidge Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

    01/02/2018 8:55:47 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 3 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | July 5, 1926 | Calvin Coolidge
    Our forefathers came to certain conclusions and decided upon certain courses of action which have been a great blessing to the world. Before we can understand their conclusions we must go back and review the course which they followed. We must think the thoughts which they thought. Their intellectual life centered around the meeting-house. They were intent upon religious worship. While there were always among them men of deep learning, and later those who had comparatively large possessions, the mind of the people was not so much engrossed in how much they knew, or how much they had, as in...
  • Math, History and Tax Reform

    10/03/2017 7:38:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    In school, I liked math the least and history the most. Both can be useful in the coming debate over President Trump's proposed tax reforms. The one thing I learned in math class is that if the formula is wrong, the answer will be wrong. In history class, I learned we are not the first people to occupy the planet and that the experiences of those who came before us can be helpful when considering contemporary issues. Since the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the left has presented government as the answer to every problem. The increasing taxes needed to...
  • A Place Where Civility Once Ruled

    07/06/2017 8:08:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vermont -- When was the last time you heard a member of one political party praise a member of the other party? Here in this hamlet nestled among the Green Mountains, former Baltimore Democratic Mayor Kurt Schmoke rose to speak well of our 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, a Republican. The occasion was the annual celebration of Coolidge's birthday on July 4, the only president born on the day we celebrate America's birth. Perhaps it takes the death of one and the absence from public office of another (Schmoke is now president of the University of Baltimore) to cool...
  • Calvin Coolidge: Our Finest President on Giving Thanks

    11/20/2016 6:20:28 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 29 replies
    Ruthfully Yours Blog ^ | Charles C. Johnson of The National Review
    Coolidge was perhaps the 20th century’s most religious president. He saw the hand of Providence involved in America’s destiny and in her day-to-day affairs. He often warmly quoted the Bible in his speeches. He attended church regularly though he never joined a Washington church, worrying that his duties as president might make it difficult to set a good example. “I am inclined to think now that this was the counsel of darkness,” he regretted in his Autobiography. Most of all, he believed, as did his mentor, Charles Garman of Amherst College, that the Golden Rule revealed a new politics, where...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY WITH TARA ROSS

    08/02/2016 4:37:18 PM PDT · by knarf · 1 replies
    taraross.com ^ | August 2, 2016 | Tara Ross
    After his retirement, Coolidge gave several reasons for his decision, but one stands out. Coolidge suggested that it would be difficult to stay in office for too long without drinking too much of the Kool-Aid (to use a modern phrase)! “It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion,” he observed. “They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness. They live in an artificial atmosphere of adulation and exaltation which sooner or later impairs their judgment. They are in grave danger of becoming careless...
  • Calvin Coolidge: The Best President You've Never Heard Of (Happy Birthday Mr. President)

    07/04/2016 10:02:58 AM PDT · by NRx · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-07-2012 | Amity Shales
    Calvin Coolidge: July 4 1872-January 5 1933
  • Like Trump today, the GOP tried to reject Calvin Coolidge but ended up glad to have him

    06/21/2016 8:51:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After a war no one wanted and eight years of the devious and racially divisive Democrat Woodrow Wilson, America was ready for a change and “return to normalcy.” Nevertheless, it took until the tenth ballot at their 1920 nominating convention for Republicans to select Calvin Coolidge as their presidential candidate even though few thought could win. But the plain speaking Coolidge did win and went to work immediately to fix the Democrat mess that had put America in a deep recession that caused the unemployment rate to hit 15%. In just six months of saying ‘No” to new spending and...
  • Cal Silent No More

    04/07/2016 6:49:39 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 6, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Clearly we have to reach beyond academia if we want to reclaim our history. "Calvin Coolidge had four percent growth which candidates today only talk about as a goal," Amity Shlaes, the former Wall Street Journal reporter turned Coolidge biographer, said of the much-maligned former president. Shlaes, who has also written critically of FDR, was the luncheon speaker at the annual national meeting of the Philadelphia Society, a group of conservative intellectuals, formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat of 1964. Seventy-three percent was the top tax rate in 1923, Shlaes noted at the Philadelphia Society’s meeting in Charlotte,...
  • The Amazing History Behind the Very Christian Plaque at Mount Rushmore

    01/30/2016 3:48:42 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | January 28, 2016 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    The story behind a plaque at Mount Rushmore explaining the history of the United States of America with quite a Christian flavor would probably surprise many people. President Calvin Coolidge met the artist Gutzon Borglum who prompted him to dedicate the site for a carving of four president's busts in the 1920's. Coolidge helped to raise funds and was even present as the cornerstone was laid and said, “We have come here to dedicate a cornerstone laid by the hand of the Almighty. …The union of these four presidents carved on the face of the everlasting Black Hills of South...
  • Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child (tr)

    08/13/2015 10:16:39 AM PDT · by dware · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.13.2015 | Ashley Collman
    FULL TITLE: Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child with mistress who he would have sex with in a West Wing closet One of the sauciest legends of the White House has finally been proven true, thanks to DNA testing. Relatives of President Warren G Harding revealed to the New York Times on Wednesday that he did indeed father a daughter in 1919 with his longtime mistress Nan Britton, after receiving the results of a genetic test linking them to the son of the love child. Rumors of Harding's infidelity became tabloid fodder in 1927, when Britton...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Coolidge Was America’s Most Successful Conservative President

    06/30/2015 10:09:12 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 24 replies
    Human Events ^ | Monday Jun 29, 2015 9:57 AM | Garland S. Tucker III
    Americans love the 4th of July—and for good reason. Writing to his wife in July 1776, John Adams hailed the Fourth as “the day of deliverance” and predicted that it would be “celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.” He correctly foresaw these annual celebrations “with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” On the first anniversary in 1777, the celebrations started, and they have continued ever since. The year 2015 will be no exception. But as Americans...
  • Conservatism 101: Who is Really a Conservative?

    05/28/2015 10:02:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Most Americans, including most Republicans, do not understand what “conservative” philosophy, principles, and policies are. Merriam-Webster defines conservative as “believing in the philosophy of conservatism,” which it defines as “belief in the value of established and traditional practices in politics and society; dislike of change or new ideas in a particular area.” However, this definition is wrong. The root of conservatism lies in the concept of “ordered liberty” and the fundamental truth that human rights are God-given, not man-made and that individual liberty and freedom are birthrights. Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th president—perhaps the most conservative president of the last century—emphasized...
  • "...paid agitators, selfish interests...minority rule is established..." [Must read!]

    05/15/2015 9:19:22 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 26 replies
    American Minute ^ | May 15, 2015 | Bill Federer
    President Calvin Coolidge warned in a speech given MAY 15, 1926, at the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia: "But there is another...recent development... the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities. Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements rather than the great body of their constituency. When they are successful, minority rule is established... ...The result is an extravagance on the part of the Government which is ruinous to the people and a multiplicity of regulations and restrictions for the conduct of all kinds of...
  • Calvin Coolidge delivers first recorded video/sound presidential speech on taxes & Govt

    04/04/2015 10:01:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1924 | Calvin Coolidge
    President Coolidge delivers the first presidential speech recorded with sound and video on the lawn of the White House in 1924. Coolidge was hands down the most conservative president since Grover Cleveland (another good president). An argument could be made that Coolidge was really the last constitutional conservative president Some facts about Mr. Coolidge: He was the only president born on the 4th of July. He held more elective offices than any other president. As governor of Massachusetts he broke the Boston Police strike of 1919 and was quoted as saying "There is no right to strike against the public...
  • 49% of US Presidents suffered mental illness in Duke study

    04/20/2006 10:05:20 PM PDT · by Torie · 95 replies · 10,485+ views
    The Chronicle ^ | February, 2006 | Haley Hoffman
    23/02/2006 - Duke: Duke study posits presidents had mental illness U-Wire via NewsEdge Corporation : By Haley Hoffman, The Chronicle (Duke) DURHAM, N.C. -- No one would ever expect the general who led the Union army to victory in the Civil War to have a debilitating fear of blood. But Ulysses S. Grant was among the 49 percent of former U.S. presidents afflicted by mental illness, according to an article published recently by psychiatrists at the Duke University Medical Center. Jonathan Davidson, professor of psychiatry and director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program, has a particular interest in history,...
  • Where de Blasio Is Right: How Coolidge handled a 1919 Boston police strike holds lessons for NYC

    01/01/2015 9:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/01/2015 | Amity Shlaes
    When television showed police turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio recently, many viewers instinctively rotated in their chairs along with the police. After all, Mayor de Blasio’s pandering to race-oriented special-interest groups has appalled many voters. More than half of New Yorkers recently told Quinnipiac pollsters that they disapprove of the way the mayor handles the police department. The next move, a strike by the policemen, may already be underway informally: Summonses and arrests have dropped dramatically since the murder of two patrolmen by a man who had said he would “put wings on pigs.” And if the...