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  • 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...
  • Why Coolidge Is Cool Again

    11/18/2013 5:55:38 AM PST · by statestreet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 18, 2013 | David Pietrusza
    On Thursday evening, October 28, 1920, vice presidential candidate Silent Cal Coolidge invaded Manhattan. Commencing from Wall Street, his plan was to process steadily uptown, being joined by as many supporters as he might, to finally reach Carnegie Hall, there to address whatever Republican faithful he might attract within the city limits. The New York Times, for some reason, lacked faith that much might come from his plan. But as Coolidge advanced ever northward, a full seventy-five thousand enthusiastic marchers joined with him, representing any number of the city’s trades and professions. They advanced through Greenwich Village’s Washington Square and...
  • "Miss" America?

    09/18/2013 8:56:08 AM PDT · by newb2012 · 189 replies
    newb2012
    Some stuff still leaves me puzzled here. How can a 'Bollywood 'dance sequence be considered 'Miss.America's' talent? If someone’s born an American and claim to be all American, wouldn’t they have some original American talent to show and win the prestigious Miss.America title? Does a nation have to become so diverse that it'd loose its own identity? The most sad part is the dance number the winner performed - in no way shows how beautiful Indian fine arts are either. I find the performance to be more of mockery of classical form of the art. I don't honestly think that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Book Discussion on Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography

    07/29/2013 4:51:48 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 28, 2013 | C-SPAN
    David Pietrusza talked about his book, Calvin Coolidge: A Documentary Biography, in which he recounts the life and career of the 30th president. Born in Vermont and left motherless at just 10 years old, Coolidge attended Amherst College, worked his way up through Massachusetts state politics to serve in the state House of Representatives and Senate, and ultimately was elected governor of his adopted state. In 1920, he was elected as Warren G. Harding’s vice president. Just three years later, with Harding’s sudden death, the man nicknamed “Silent Cal” was sitting in the Oval Office. The event took place at...
  • 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 and Civil Rights—The Rest of the Story

    05/16/2013 7:54:31 AM PDT · by statestreet · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 16, 2013 | David Pietrusza
    Recently, Politico ran an article piquantly entitled “Calvin Coolidge, civil rights pioneer?” One might surmise such an opinion piece might be penned by Amity Shlaes, author of the recent best-selling biography of Silent Cal—but even more remarkably it had been authored not by the ubiquitous Ms. Shlaes but by Kurt L. Schmoke, the black former Democratic mayor of Baltimore. Schmoke, taking note of Senator Rand Paul’s April visit to Howard University, reminded readers of Coolidge’s June 6, 1924 commencement address there. “Coolidge gave the commencement . . .,” noted Schmoke, now vice president and general counsel at the school, “and...
  • Calvin Coolidge and the Moral Case for Economy

    04/19/2013 11:41:37 AM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 10 replies
    Hillsdale College ^ | Feb 2013 | Amity Shlaes
    WITH THE FEDERAL DEBT spiraling out of control, many Americans sense an urgent need to find a political leader who is able to say “no” to spending. Yet they fear that finding such a leader is impossible. Conservatives long for another Ronald Reagan. But is Reagan the right model? He was of course a tax cutter, reducing the top marginal rate from 70 to 28 percent. But his tax cuts—which vindicated supply-side economics by vastly increasing federal revenue—were bought partly through a bargain with Democrats who were eager to spend that revenue. Reagan was no budget cutter—indeed, the federal budget...
  • Calvin Coolidge and the Greatness of a 'Not Great' President

    04/02/2013 4:19:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 18 February 2013 10:00 | Jack Kenny
    Calvin Coolidge and the Greatness of a 'Not Great' President Written by Jack Kenny If brevity is the soul of wit, it is unfortunate that Calvin Coolidge (shown) is remembered more for his greatly exaggerated brevity than for his frequently overlooked wit. Indeed, two of the famous quotes attributed to Coolidge have often been cited to suggest dullness rather than keenness of insight. "The business of America is business," our 30th president said, suggesting to some people a too narrow view of the meaning of life and politics in this blessed Republic. Worse, a badly worded statement about unemployment ("When...
  • Calvin Coolidge and the Moral Case for Economy

    03/11/2013 1:03:22 PM PDT · by EyeSalveRich · 11 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Feb 2013 | Amity Shlaes
    Conservatives long for another Ronald Reagan. But is Reagan the right model? He was of course a tax cutter, reducing the top marginal rate from 70 to 28 percent. But his tax cuts—which vindicated supply-side economics by vastly increasing federal revenue—were bought partly through a bargain with Democrats who were eager to spend that revenue. Reagan was no budget cutter—indeed, the federal budget rose by over a third during his administration. An alternative model for conservatives is Calvin Coolidge.
  • 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,...
  • My Dinner with Calvin [Coolidge]

    02/22/2013 6:19:01 AM PST · by statestreet · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2013 | David Pietrusza
    My phone rang late on a Friday evening. The number was from an area code with which I wasn’t too familiar. Would I be able to attend a dinner in Manhattan honoring Amity Shlaes on the occasion of the publication of her new Calvin Coolidge biography? Well, yes — yes, I would. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/20/my-dinner-with-calvin/#ixzz2LdOsACmC
  • Calvin Coolidge, commander in brief

    02/14/2013 6:54:11 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | George Will
    Before Ronald Reagan traveled the 16 blocks to the White House after his first inaugural address, the White House curator had, at the new president’s instruction, hung in the Cabinet room a portrait of Calvin Coolidge. The Great Communicator knew that “Silent Cal” could use words powerfully — 15 of them made him a national figure — because he was economical in their use, as in all things.
  • 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 Small Presidency (America should give the Calvin Coolidge model a try once again)

    02/11/2013 8:47:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/12/2013 | Amity Shlaes
    Action is something Americans of both parties demand of their presidents these days. This is natural for Democrats, whose heritage is all action, starting with Franklin Roosevelt and his Hundred Days. But Republicans like energy and a big executive as well. Over the course of the campaign this past year, any number of political stars, including Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana, argued that only an energetic candidate would be up to the job of managing the U.S. fiscal crisis. Mitt Romney worked hard to let voters know his party could beat the Democrats in the legislative arena. He swore up...
  • Calvin Coolidge calls out the progressives of his generation

    11/12/2012 6:06:49 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 16 replies
    Progressivism is an utterly bankrupt ideology, and Calvin Coolidge knew it. In his Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, he said the following: 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...
  • 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...
  • Who was the last REAL conservative POTUS?

    08/29/2012 12:59:49 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 44 replies
    vanity | 29 August 2012
    I think it was Calvin Coolidge. He had a budget surplus every year and the national debt was reduced from $22.3 billion in 1923 to $16.9 billion in 1929. He cut the top tax rate from 56% to 25%.
  • Gov. Romney, Please Meet Gov. Coolidge

    07/14/2012 8:02:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2012 | By Garland Tucker
    The American public may be about to do something it has not done in 88 years: elect a former governor of Massachusetts as president of the United States. In anticipation of this election, we can only hope that some of Governor Romney's advisors will introduce him to his predecessor, Governor Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge was one of the most popular presidents in U.S. history, but historians have tended to underestimate his importance. However, with the advent of Reagan and the revival of conservatism, Coolidge's place in history has been re-appraised. Historian Paul Johnson has called Coolidge "[t]he most internally consistent and...
  • Teddy vs. Calvin (Which Republican President is the better conservative standard bearer?)

    12/31/2011 7:35:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2011 | Troy Smith
    Theodore Roosevelt seems to be in vogue among certain Republican contenders -- but his Republicanism might not be the most conservative brand available. In fact, a big ideological contender against Roosevelt is Calvin Coolidge, another Republican stalwart of the 20th century. Though these two men occupied the same political party, each embodies one side of a struggle between philosophical factions that continues today. In summarizing his view of the proper role of the presidency, Roosevelt in his autobiography writes, "I declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the Nation could not be done by the President...
  • Class War -- The Calvin Coolidge Response

    12/30/2011 8:32:48 AM PST · by statestreet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 30, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    America no longer enjoys a peacetime economy. I speak not of Iraq or of Afghanistan. I speak of the class warfare economy officially imposed on the nation in Barack Obama’s Osawatomie speech. I say “officially” because this speech is merely a logically outgrowth of Obama’s long-held redistributionist ideology, finally manifested in the “spontaneous” “Occupy Wall Street” movement—the phony rage aimed at “one percenters” who fail to “pay their fair share in taxes”—phony, because if it were real, it “Occupy Wall Street” would move uptown and become “Occupy General Electric.” Such class warfare is much older than Obama or OSW or...
  • Goodbye to conservatism

    11/26/2011 7:26:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-11-03 | Jack Hunter
    Conservatism is a negative philosophy. I don’t mean “negative” in the sense that it proposes something undesirable. I mean that it seeks to negate objectionable aspects of the human condition. Man has a propensity for evil. This means that men must be restrained in some fashion — which is precisely why conservatives have typically stressed religion, conventional morality, humility, etc. But conservatives have also stressed that any government designed to be powerful enough to restrain men will also be run by men, whose collective propensity for evil is to be feared even more. Conservatives have never argued that man should...
  • 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...
  • The Presidency: Calvin Coolidge’s Political Philosophy

    03/15/2011 9:20:12 AM PDT · by statestreet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    C-SPAN 3 - American History TV ^ | March 13, 2011 | C-SPAN
    Presidential scholar David Pietrusza reflects on the legacy of the 30th president at a symposium hosted by the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. Mr. Pietrusza considers the influences that shaped President Coolidge’s political philosophy and why “Silent Cal” never wasted or minced words.
  • On Presidents’ Day: Lincoln is King (Among freshman Republican congressmen, exluding Reagan)

    02/21/2011 1:00:39 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 105 replies
    FrumForum.com ^ | 2-21-2011 | Tim Mak
    On Presidents’ Day, Americans take a day to recognize the office of the presidency – and to reflect upon the country’s best. FrumForum asked freshman Republican members which president they admired the most, but excluded President Reagan from contention to give the other presidents a fair chance. The fourteen Republican members who responded gave a range of answers, but President Abraham Lincoln came out on top. Interestingly, these freshman congressmen have something in common with President Obama, who has identified Lincoln as his favorite president. Independent voters also agreed – a new Gallup poll shows that Lincoln was their favorite...
  • No Right to Strike: Calvin Coolidge and the Boston Police Strike of 1919

    02/20/2011 6:55:37 PM PST · by statestreet · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 20, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    The vexatious wave of de facto strikes by absentee Wisconsin public school teachers and Illinois-bound state legislators that has greeted newly-elected Badger State Governor Scott Walker’s vigorous attempts to rein in unsustainable public spending inevitably summons to mind the case of a once-obscure, first-term Massachusetts governor and a more overt public employee strike of nine decades ago. The governor in question: the famously taciturn Silent Cal Coolidge. The work stoppage in question: The Boston Police Strike of 1919.
  • Mitch Daniels, thinking like a president

    02/20/2011 5:47:22 AM PST · by statestreet · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18, 2011 | Michael Gerson
    President Obama's 2012 budget is the numerical embodiment of his State of the Union address - both being systematic distractions from the main, current tasks of governing. President Obama's 2012 budget is the numerical embodiment of his State of the Union address - both being systematic distractions from the main, current tasks of governing. His plan includes, according to Yuval Levin, editor of National Affairs, "no entitlement reform, no tax reform, no significant spending reform, indeed no meaningful change of direction of any sort." All the elements of a status quo budget are present. A dependence on rosy economic assumptions...
  • Mitch Daniels: Coolidge-Like at CPAC

    02/15/2011 8:20:38 PM PST · by statestreet · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 15, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    The question on the Right for a distressingly long time has been: “Who is the new Reagan?” It is the wrong question. There will never be another Reagan. Just as there will never be another Washington or another Lincoln. Our next great leader will be great not because he or she emulates the greatness of another but because a unique greatness is found within that person. Reagan was not the “new” Taft or the “new” Goldwater. He was Reagan. And that was more than enough. Yet, this question leads us to different styles of leadership or personality. Reagan was one...
  • Calvin Coolidge State of the Union - 1925

    12/21/2010 10:05:40 AM PST · by dajeeps · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Members of the Congress: In meeting the constitutional requirement of informing the Congress upon the state of the Union, it is exceedingly gratifying to report that the general condition is one of progress and prosperity. Here and there are comparatively small and apparently temporary difficulties needing adjustment and improved administrative methods, such as are always to be expected, but in the fundamentals of government and business the results demonstrate that we are going in the right direction. The country does not appear to require radical departures from the policies already adopted so much as it needs a further extension of...
  • David Pietrusza on Calvin Coolidge

    08/14/2010 7:38:43 PM PDT · by Cincinnatus · 13 replies
    Noted presidential historian David Pietrusza discusses America's most neglected great president, Calvin Coolidge, on the August 13, 2010 Glenn Beck program.
  • Speech on the Occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (Coolidge, 1926)

    07/04/2010 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Yardstick · 13 replies
    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 impression created...
  • How much do you really know about "Silent Cal?"

    05/13/2010 7:14:13 AM PDT · by statestreet · 6 replies · 268+ views
    sodahead.com ^ | May 13, 2010 | sodahead.com
    Silent Cal’s Almanack By David Pietrusza A review: “Restricted immigration is not an offensive but purely a defensive action. It is not adopted in criticism of others in the slightest degree, but solely for the purpose of protecting ourselves. We cast no aspersions on any race or creed, but we must remember that every object of our institutions of society and government will fail unless America be kept American.”[1] This was the straight-forward observation of an American President! But not from someone you would normally have suspected. These words are not tinged with racism or hate, but logic. These words...
  • Silent Cal's Almanack

    04/26/2010 4:14:22 AM PDT · by statestreet · 3 replies · 329+ views
    C-SPAN BookTV ^ | April 24, 2010 | David Pietrusza
    David Pietrusza, author of "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents," profiles America's 30th President, Calvin Coolidge, in his book "Silent Cal's Almanack: The Homespun Wisdom of Vermont's Calvin Coolidge." "Silent Cal's Almanack" features a collection of President Coolidge's speeches, examples of his political thinking, and photos, editorial cartoons and campaign memorabilia that spanned his political career. Mr. Pietrusza spoke at the William K. Sanford Library in Loudonville, New York.
  • Soaking the Rich Never Works

    02/09/2010 4:37:41 PM PST · by sidewalk · 6 replies · 432+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 9, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    The New York Times is doing their best to cover the spending tracks left by President Obama. The op-ed, titled "The Truth About the Deficit" could win gold in mental gymnastics. They bend, twist and contort the facts into a pretty little ball of "blame Bush." I showed you yesterday that George W. Bush was part of the problem, but Obama is pressing the accelerator. The Times claims that the deficit is the result of cutting taxes on the wealthy and they offer this stern warning: "The last thing the government should do is slash spending." History tells us that...
  • You Named Your Dog for Coolidge?

    01/25/2010 7:15:22 PM PST · by statestreet · 7 replies · 342+ views
    townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2010 | Mona Charen
    Since the world appears to be self-correcting -- Massachusetts voters have matters in hand, the Supreme Court has come to its senses on the First Amendment, each day brings new revelations that the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report was a fraud, and President Obama acknowledges that his agenda has hit a "buzz saw" -- it's safe to detour into the personal. We have a new puppy -- an 8-week-old Golden Retriever who looks (I hope you won't think me immodest) like the pups they pose in catalogues to make you buy down jackets and lawn furniture. She's the...
  • 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...
  • Not-So-Silent”: Coolidge and Civil Rights

    12/15/2009 9:48:12 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 12 replies · 720+ views
    Liberty and Power at the History News Network ^ | December 15, 2009 | Jonathan J. Bean
    After writing Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader (2009), I’ve bumped into a few articles that come to the same unorthodox conclusions about individuals I profile in my “race reader.” One such “unorthodox” column appeared in the Wall Street Journal on 25 November 2009. In "Not-So-Silent Cal Wrote with Eloquence,” Ryan Cole lauds Coolidge’s Autobiography as an example of his eloquence. Cole concludes that “Barack Obama isn’t the first man of letters in the White House.” I have been told–but not verified–that Coolidge was the last president to write his own speeches. After reading Coolidge’s writings, published while...
  • 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...
  • Rebuttal to Obama: Coolidge

    02/24/2009 10:46:28 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 2 replies · 342+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1924 | Youtube
    Posted this a couple months back, but I think it's timely given the recent spending spree and Obama's speech. Plus, Coolidge is often forgotten by history and the GOP. He needs some appreciation.
  • Ann Coulter: WHY WE DON'T CELEBRATE 'HISTORIANS DAY' (President "Daze"--Co-opted)

    02/18/2009 2:28:58 PM PST · by Syncro · 68 replies · 2,346+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | February 18, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    WHY WE DON'T CELEBRATE 'HISTORIANS DAY'February 18, 2009Being gracious winners, this week, liberals howled with delight at George Bush for coming in seventh-to-last in a historians' ranking of the presidents from best to worst. This was pretty shocking. Most liberals can't even name seven U.S. presidents. Being ranked one of the worst presidents by "historians" is like being called "anti-American" by the Nation magazine. And by "historian," I mean a former member of the Weather Underground, who is subsidized by the taxpayer to engage in left-wing political activism in a cushy university job. So congratulations, George Bush! Whenever history professors...
  • 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...
  • President Coolidge, 1st Presidential Film (1924)

    11/19/2008 9:02:12 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Youtube ^ | September 6, 2007 | Youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5puwTrLRhmw
  • 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...
  • Great Quotes - Calvin Coolidge

    09/10/2008 5:11:58 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 13 replies · 780+ views
    Various ^ | 9/10/2008 | Calvin Coolidge
    note: after a bicycle crash my typing is at 5wpm. MANY thanks to yhaos for providing our quotes this week America seeks no empire built on blood and forces . . . she cherishes no purpose save to merit the favor of Almighty God. . . . . . Calvin Coolidge, inaugural address, March 4, 1925 It is probable that a press which maintains an intimate touch with the business currents of the nation is likely to be more reliable than it would be if it were a stranger to these influences. After all, the chief business of the American...