Calvin Coolidge Says, March 6, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 6, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) With the close of the Congress many men in both parties retiring to private life will be missed because the knowledge and experience gained by long service made them extremely useful public servants. Few people seem to realize that politics is an art. While […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 5, 1931

January 18, 2021

Date: March 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The Senate has resolved that the executive department of the government should take no action concerning making foreign loans by the people of this country. Early in the Harding administration when credit was scarce and interest high, foreigners were borrowing our capital. There was […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 4, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 4, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The general reaction of the country at the final adjournment of the Congress will be one of relief. When the people are in distress legislation always reflects their condition. In the national government this inconsistently took the form of spending money. Temporary help for […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 9, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 9, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge praises the contributions government officials make to our country. (Original document available here) The retirement of Chairman Legge of the Farm Board brings to mind the enormous amount of service, often accompanied with large personal expense, which the Federal government receives without giving full compensation. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 10, 1931

January 15, 2021

Date: March 10, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It is always easy to become impatient with the prolonged debates of the Senate. The people tolerate talk but they admire action. Nevertheless it would be dangerous for the Senate further to impair its character as a deliberative body. A good measure can stand […]

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