Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge, (1872-1933) 30th US President

Calvin Coolidge Quote

“It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.”

Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
~ Calvin Coolidge

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anonymous    10/1/14

According to the GOP, there haven't been any good bills since Obama took office.

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    anonymous    10/1/14

    Calvin Coolidge wasn't exactly a star.

    J. Allen, Arlington, Va

    As simple as it is, it is one of the most profound quotes of all time.

    Mike, Pleasant Hill

    These days it is truer than ever, a constitutional amendment needs to be passed that any bill has to pass constitutional justification and state its jurisdiction right in the bill and the overuse out of historical context general welfare clause will not be accepted.

    cal, Lewisville, tx

    True, all bills should be read in the congress before being voted on.

    Mike, Norwalk

    anonymous, according to natural law (the foundation of the de jure representative republic), I can't find in the last several decades a good bill that was ever presented (not even approaching passed or killed. I could have easily missed it, perhaps in your progressive / religious perspective, you can enlighten the here readers as to a good bill that either side of the socialist stick - Dem/Rep - has presented?). It is much more important to kill bad bill than to pass good ones, the common law, at justice, is adequate without further legislation (law enforcement is an oxymoron)

    Mary - MI
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    Mary - MI    10/1/14

    Great statement from Calvin Coolidge. I would like to add to it by stating that it would also be industrious to go back and rescind laws that are harmful and run counter to the U.S. Constitution.

    As for -- anonymous - Why don't you do us all a favor and take your Progressive Socialist pathetic ideologies and march them off a cliff along with the rest of your Marxist lemming cohorts?
    You definitely are not a star!

    E Archer, NYC

    Given that we the people have given the Congress the power to regulate itself, you will never see them vote to pass a rule that all legislation needs to be verified for Constitutionality. This is a fundamental flaw of the Constitution -- Congress can pass whatever legislation they want even if they are usurping their limited authority. It was left to the States to challenge federal laws. But as Franklin is supposed to have said, as soon as the people discover they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.

    'According to the GOP, there haven't been any good bills since Obama took office,' says anonymous. No, there have not been any good bills since Obama took office, there weren't any good bills during GWB either. The whole thing is nothing more than voting themselves money and power by loading Americans with more and more debt. These suicidal policies are designed to bring the US to its knees.

    Yet, all that need be done for ANY of these struggling countries like Greece, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, and the US is to seize the assets of their private central banks (just as the central banks have done to the nations) and start issuing their currency interest-free. That was how America got out from under the Bank of England's thumb -- they did not just throw off the yoke of the king, but also of the bank and church, all used to subjugate the people.

    You can damn well bet the Federal Reserve Act could never have made it past Coolidge's desk.

    jim k, austin tx

    Amen !!!


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