Message on the Preference in the Civil Service to Veterans

June 3, 2021

Title: Message on the Preference in the Civil Service to Veterans Date: February 27, 1919 Location: Boston, Massachusetts (Original document available here) To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives. It has been a long-established policy of this Commonwealth to give a preference in the civil service to those who have served our country in time of war. […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, October 8, 1930

March 1, 2021

Date: October 8, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) If self-government is to continue to be a success the voters must take their duties seriously. As the relations of the government in both our political and economic life become increasingly intricate, the necessary qualifications for discharging the functions of high office must be […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, October 28, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: October 28, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) When we carefully examine it the wonder grows that, under the political practice we have developed, our government is so good. We do not give enough attention to nominations nor elections. We let our choice turn on some immaterial personal characteristic that has nothing […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, November 15, 1930

January 25, 2021

Date: November 15, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The popular diversion exhibited in the sport world of killing the umpire and taking out the pitcher, when transferred to the political world becomes a demand for the resignation of the party chairman. Some time ago one of these dispatches pointed out that chairmen […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 12, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: January 12, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge advises new politicians that they should seek knowledge of public policy before they seek press in newspapers. (Original document available here) Many young men are just starting a political career of indeterminate length in state legislatures. A number of them will be future Governors and Senators. One […]

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