The Price of Freedom: Speeches and Addresses

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The Minerva Group, Inc., 2001 - History - 432 pages
?Of course it would be folly to argue that the people cannot make political mistakes. They can and do make grave mistakes. They know it, they pay the penalty, but compared with the mistakes which have been made by every kind of autocracy they are unimportant. Oftentimes the inconvenience and loss fall on the innocent. This is all a part of the price of freedom. Unless the people struggle to help themselves, no one else will or can help them. It is out of such struggle that there comes the strongest evidence of their true independence and nobility, and there is struck off a rough and incomplete economic justice, and there develops a strong and rugged national character. It represents a spirit for which there could be no substitute. It justifies the claim that they are worthy to be free.? Calvin Coolidge
 

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Yes, and when their experience is repeated in history and by the same named disendent who as President Calvin Coolidge gave relief but after 75 to 105 years did but the same without regard for innocence, it is time as stated in the review to return the country to its eternal freedom guaranteed to all. 

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I The Supports of Civilization
3
The Pilgrims
13
Theodore Roosevelt
17
Law and Order
29
Inaugural Address as VicePresident
33
Organizer for Service
37
The Banks and the People
49
Thought the Master of Things
57
CONTENTS CHAPTER XVII The Meaning op Democracy
189
The Limitations of the Law
195
The Needs of Education
211
The Pbice of Freedom
229
Massachusetts and the Nation
247
Progress toward Freedom
269
The Foundation of Our Institutions
283
William McKinley
299

The Power op the Moral Law
71
The Title of American
85
Our Heritage from Hamilton
101
The Place of Lincoln
119
The Purpose of America
135
Ulysses S Grant
151
The Instruments of Progress
163
Great Virginians
173
The Old North Church
315
The Destiny of America
331
The Green Mountains
357
The Things That Are Unseen
379
A Prize Essay
395
A Message to the Legislature of Massa chusetts Accompanying the Governors Veto
405
Index
409
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