“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.