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  • Nov. 6: Second Annual New York Dinner
    The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce that our 2nd annual New York Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Metropolitan Club. This year’s dinner will feature a debate on income inequality between former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm and Chrystia Freeland, Canadian MP. Team USA will debate Team Canada on the same topic, and the Coolidge and Calvin Prize winners will be awarded.
  • Nov. 12: Budget Summit on Capitol Hill
    The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation comes to Capitol Hill on November 12, 2014, with a conference titled “The Virtuous Obsession: How Better Budget Law Is Key to Meeting Our Fiscal Challenges.” Coolidge once remarked budgets were “a sort of obsession with me.” RSVP today. Space is limited!
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Jay Tilden Calvin Prize Essay

We’ve all got roots, and not just the physical kind.

Despite my lack of spiritual worship or understanding, I believe our souls are deeply rooted in something somewhere, which may be as simple as your bedroom or as complicated as a place of trauma from your childhood.

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Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan

In his autobiography, Ronald Reagan: An American Life, President Ronald Reagan wrote praise of President Calvin Coolidge, saying that he “always thought of Coolidge as one of our most underrated presidents.”[1] Reagan further wrote:

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Hector Steyn Calvin Prize Essay

“Vermont is a state I love.” Everyday for the past two years, I’ve stepped foot into our chapel and I have read Coolidge’s perennial words, hung up there as a reminder to all of us that we are lucky to live in a place like Vermont. I reside in New Hampshire but that means little. I spend half of my average day in Vermont, surrounded by Vermont people. When I do return to my home, it is three miles from the nearest Vermont town. When I cross the flowing waters of the Connecticut, I do not believe I am venturing into Vermont. This land and the land around it is still my home, regardless of state boundaries. As my college career inches forward, I recognize that my time spent trekking up the mountain we live on with my faithful retrievers, plucking plump, juicy blackberries from the prickly bushes surrounding the house, and silently paddling down the calm, narrow creek running off of my local pond, is drawing to a bittersweet close. However, no matter where you venture, your home is where you believe it is.

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