President Calvin Coolidge delivered a 150th anniversary speech on July 4, 1926. His speech contains a paragraph that is similar in its honor of the American founding with the Declaration of Independence as that given by President Trump last night at Mount Rushmore. It so accurately describes the unrest in American today by people who call themselves “progressives” all while attempting to push us backwards into darkness where 2% of the people rule over 98%, not forward to equality, prosperity and equal justice under the rule of law.
Calvin Coolidge explains exactly why we celebrate Independence Day:
“About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.”
The college-“educated” jackasses of today will find no comfort or truth in these radiant Independence Day speeches given by Calvin Coolidge and Donald Trump.