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  • Memorial Day: There can be no peace with the forces of evil...

    05/29/2017 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | Memorial Day | by Bill Federer
    Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: -Warrenton, Virginia; -Columbus, Georgia; -Savannah, Georgia; -Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; -Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; -Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass grave was uncovered of 257 Union soldiers who had died in a prison camp. On May 1, 1865, former slaves organized a parade, led by 2,800 singing Black children, and reburied the soldiers with honor as an act of reparation...
  • Trump's trade agenda takes the GOP back a century

    01/09/2017 5:31:31 PM PST · by WatchungEagle · 36 replies
    Vox ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Timothy B. Lee
    A couple of years ago, free trade was seen as a key principle of the Republican Party. Then Donald Trump became the Republican nominee for president, and things got more complicated.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is Donald Trump the Reincarnation of Calvin Coolidge?

    03/02/2016 2:28:51 AM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 51 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5puwTrLRhmw
  • Mar. 4, 1925: Inaugural Ceremonies for Calvin Coolidge

    09/27/2015 1:47:19 PM PDT · by NRx · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-21-2012 | Warner Bros. & Pathe News
    News reel footage showing the inauguration of President Calvin Coolidge.
  • 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...
  • Cop caught on dash cam threatening to ‘blow a hole’ through driver’s head

    07/27/2015 11:42:04 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 80 replies
    boston.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Kristin Toussaint and Shannon McMahon
    A Medford police detective has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on video threatening to “blow a hole through your f---ing head” while pulling over a driver who drove the wrong way at a traffic circle. Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco confirmed to Boston.com that the man in the video was Medford Police Detective Stephen Lebert. “He’s a 30-year member of the department and works in our detective division,” Sacco said. “He’s a very effective police officer but last night’s incident that’s on video, at least that portion of the video that I saw, is troubling to...
  • 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...
  • "...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...
  • 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."
  • 14 of the best quotes from a U.S. president known most for his silence

    09/02/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "A President should not only not be selfish, but he ought to avoid the appearance of selfishness. The people would not have confidence in a man that appeared to be grasping for office. It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. 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 and arrogant.”
  • 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...