John Hendrickson: Federalism is a cornerstone of American constitutionalism and it also is a major part of the nation’s constitutional and political history.
John Hendrickson: Calvin Coolidge valued American labor and the spirit of work and his policies led to job creation and economic expansion.
John Hendirckson: Calvin Coolidge’s commitment to the Constitution and the principles of the American Founding is also a vital lesson and warning for the nation to take to heart in our current era.
John Hendrickson: The best economic policy can be summed up by tax cuts, budget cuts, and limited government, or to phrase it in simple terms: Constitutional government.
John Hendrickson: Coolidge regarded “a good budget as among the noblest monuments of virtue” and believed that the issue of taxation was also a moral issue.
John Hendrickson: It will take a renewed effort by the Republican Party to fight to achieve the policy goal of limiting the size and scope of government.
John Hendrickson: President Trump and Republicans in Congress should follow the example of Andrew Mellon who promoted tax cuts and fiscal discipline.
John Hendrickson: James M. Beck’s description of Calvin Coolidge as an “old-fashioned” American was fitting because it reflected Coolidge’s political philosophy.
John Hendrickson: Governor Theodore Christianson, a champion of limited government in Minnesota, is an example for state policy leaders across the nation.
John Hendrickson: President Donald Trump can look to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge’s example of following an American model of economics.
John Hendrickson: Calvin Coolidge understood the importance of an informed citizenry and civic responsibility in maintaining our republic.
John Hendrickson: Alexander Hamilton is a forgotten conservative statesman, whose ideas can help us solve the great national problems that we face today.
We all know lavishness is one thing that brought down the Roman Empire. Enemies invaded, yes, but it was destroyed from within. I’m sure Romans warned about that happening, just like President Lincoln warned the American Republic. Both have vast differences, but their chief similarity is their hegemony— “preponderant influence or authority over others” in […]
Why Coolidge Matters is a solid overview of why the principles of President Calvin Coolidge can be applied to policy problems today.
Usually people when they name drop they drop another person’s name into a conversation. Not so with our President. President Obama’s staff has dropped his name into former Presidents’ official biographies at Whitehouse.gov. The Obama administration has added bullet points to every President’s biography since Calvin Coolidge with the exception of the late President Jimmy […]
Some miscellany for your 4th of July internet perusing enjoyment. I hope you have a great time celebrating Independence Day today! Rich Lowry: What Jefferson Wrought Newt Gingrich: Want to Understand America? Here’s Where to Begin David S. Broder: How Henry Clay shaped America in the 19th century Weekly Standard: Winston Churchill’s July 4 Message […]