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President Calvin Coolidge awarding the Medal of Honor to Warrant Officer Floyd Bennett (right) and Commander Richard E. Byrd (left) for the first flight over the North Pole on 9 May 1926.

The Spirit of Coolidge on Independence Day

Calvin Coolidge’s life and governance were a living testament to the words he spoke with such simplicity and eloquence. While he epitomized frugality, hard work, common sense and independence, sometimes even his followers today miss the humanity in his speeches and writings. He also famously noted that it is more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones. Yes, you read that correctly! Such blasphemy would be an impeachable offense today, but Calvin Coolidge drew his faith not from legislation but from God and the virtues of America’s most humble, hardest-working citizens.

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