Calvin Coolidge Says, September 19, 1930

February 8, 2021

Date: September 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) In the conduct of popular government, in the maintenance of liberty, in releasing the human mind from artificial restraints so that the people may be free to pursue the truth and follow the rule of conscience, a broad spirit of toleration is necessary. This […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, September 10, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 10, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The report that the Tariff Commission is about to start investigations of a wide variety of commodities will not give much encouragement to business. The low tariff advocates first secured the flexible provisions of the law. When careful research under it showed rates were […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, June 16, 1931

January 7, 2021

Date: June 16, 1931 Location: Marion, OH (Original document available here) An ambitious proposal is being made for adopting a ten-year plan for operating this country. Suggestions for improvement are always welcome. But we should not let words supplant ideas. We have the most complete plans already that any nation ever possessed. A system of transportation […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, April 15, 1931

December 31, 2020

Date: April 15, 1931 Location: Boston, MA (Original document available here) The use of fact-finding commissions is again being criticized. About twenty-five years ago agitation caused the Congress to prohibit spending public money for such purpose. Recently the subject has returned. Some people are born with a complete set of ready-made opinions. Facts do not affect […]

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Address at William & Mary College

April 23, 2014

Title: States’ Rights and National Unity Date: May 15, 1926 Location: William & Mary College, Williamsburg, VA (Original document available here) Fellow Americans: No one who is interested in the early beginnings of America, or who is moved by love of our country, could come into these historic and hallowed surroundings without being conscious of a deep sense […]

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