On This Day In 1926 President Calvin Coolidge Warned Of Big Government

May 15th, 2015 | By | Category: News Flashes

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President Calvin Coolidge.

President Calvin Coolidge.

On May 15, 1926, President of the United States Calvin Coolidge gave a speech at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

The speech was on the founding of our nation and the danger of a huge federal bureaucracy that would swallow up the states with regulations and stifling regulations. This is precisely what Obama is doing to our nation – and what Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren will continue doing to us if one of them is elected to replace Obama in 2016.

William Federer, creator of the American Minute has excerpted portions of his speech:

“But there is another…recent development… the greatly disproportionate influence of organized minorities.

Artificial propaganda, paid agitators, selfish interests, all impinge upon members of legislative bodies to force them to represent special elements rather than the great body of their constituency.

When they are successful, minority rule is established…

The result is an extravagance on the part of the Government which is ruinous to the people and a multiplicity of regulations and restrictions for the conduct of all kinds of necessary business, which becomes little less than oppressive…”

Coolidge continued:

“No plan of centralization has ever been adopted which did not result in bureaucracy, tyranny, inflexibility, reaction, and decline.

Of all forms of government, those administered by bureaus are about the least satisfactory to an enlightened and progressive people. Being irresponsible they become autocratic…

Unless bureaucracy is constantly resisted it breaks down representative government and overwhelms democracy.

It…sets up the pretense of having authority over everybody and being responsible to nobody…”

This speech sounds like it could have been written yesterday by Mike Huckabee about the Obama Regime.

Read more at the American Minute. Read Coolidge’s entire speech: Calvin Coolidge: Address at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

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2 Comments to “On This Day In 1926 President Calvin Coolidge Warned Of Big Government”

  1. Grace Alexander says:

    wish that others in our government had such insight as President Calvin Coolidge had and acted upon it..
    Often I feel as though I am living in a foreign country that never heard of the United States Constitution,
    Articles of Confederation and Bill of Rights.

  2. Steve Smith says:

    President Coolidge eloquently described the greatest threat to democracy. All Americans should contemplate his thoughts.

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