Quote of the day (brought to you by Gracelyn)

“Parchment will fail, the sword will fail, it is only the spiritual nature of man that can be triumphant.”          Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

We are studying the presidents and have reached #30, President Calvin Coolidge.  I love him because my very first dog, the indomitable Calvin, shared the first name.  My Grandma Burnett was sure that’s why I named Calvin Calvin.  I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was actually because of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes.  That seemed so puerile after what she had suggested.  So I let it lie.

Gracelyn thinks Calvin Coolidge was….cool.  Really.  That was the word she came up with.  But then we read further.  She found out he was, gasp, a Republican.  And it seems a Republican that would make those of today very happy–he cut taxes a couple of times and was all for limited government.

Gracelyn thinks he’s cool because he was seriously serious about the United States of America staying out of foreign affairs.  Her new thing is that she thinks America should, basically, and this is not a direct quote, mind its own business.

So.  Now I’ve got a little Libertarian to go with the big one in my house.   Ah.  “The only security in life is relishing life’s insecurities.”     So true Mr. Churchill, so true.

 

About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). Now I just get pleasure out of swimming against the stream and ruffling a few feathers here in the wild west state of Wyoming!
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2 Responses to Quote of the day (brought to you by Gracelyn)

  1. barbara coyle says:

    totally enjoyed today’s post –
    think it is great that Gracie is learning information about the Presidents – so does she like Woodrow Wilson – who definitely thought U.S. should stay out of WWI – that is until events unfolded that changed his mind

    • madranchwife says:

      She said her tongue got all tangled up with Woodrow, so she didn’t want to spend a lot of time there. Calvin Coolidge sounded “cool” at first and then because she’s on this kick about staying out of the world’s business, she decided he was the man for her!! I’ll redirect to President Wilson as another example.

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