Coolidge’s faith was the secret to his success

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March 11, 2013
Fox News Forum
by Amity Shlaes  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Calvin Coolidge did all the things we’d like to see a politician do today: Coolidge cut the federal budget, cut taxes, and vetoed spending bills. He acted on principle when public-sector unions challenged the public safety. Finally, Coolidge left the presidency with a higher reputation than it had enjoyed upon his arrival. What enabled Coolidge to do all these difficult things, to succeed where other politicians fail, was his faith. Calvin Coolidge wasn’t as vocal as some presidents about his religious belief. But that faith was real, strong enough to help him surmount personal setbacks, to make unpopular decisions, and to restrain his own vanity and so govern better." (03/10/13)  

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