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By Robert Sobel
In the 1st full-scale biography of Calvin Coolidge in a iteration, Robert Sobel shatters the comic strip of our 30th president as a silent, do-nothing chief. Sobel delves into the checklist to teach how Coolidge reduce taxes 4 occasions, had the cheap surplus each year in place of work, and reduce the nationwide debt through a 3rd in a interval of unheard of monetary growth.
Though his checklist of accomplishments is extraordinary, Calvin Coolidge used to be probably most sensible recognized and most beneficial through his contemporaries for his personality. americans within the Nineteen Twenties embraced Coolidge for his upstanding personality, which got here as a breath of clean air after the scandal-ridden management of Warren G. Harding. via study and research, Sobel finds Coolidge's transparent checklist of political successes and gives you the message that Coolidge had for our time—a message that speaks on to our most vital political debates. Coolidge's legacy is his deeds, no longer his words—which is precisely how he may have selected to be remembered via historical past.
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117 He pointed out, for example, that Cain and his men had operated almost continually in Oklahoma City for several months, yet very few places had closed as a direct result of their action. 8 Cain countered Caldwell's attack with the charge that he had drawn a "nice fat salary," hired "sleuths," criticized more Democratic officials, advanced more theories, and gotten less done than any other one man. " Alluding to accomplishments under his leader ship, he noted that not less than $30,000 worth of goods had been turned over to the state for sale in nonprohibition terri tory.
Liquor ordinance, arrests are being made day after day and convictions imposed in municipal court ; the offenders uni formly avail themselves of the right to appeal to the county court, where each one has the right of trial by jury and where the docket is so crowded that only a very few days can be al lowed per term for the trial of city appeals ; the result being that these appeals are delayed for months and months, until the arresting officers cannot remember very clearly the facts of a particular case, or the other witnesses, if such there be, cannot be found, and conviction can then only be had in a very small per cent of the cases .
And further, it is fair to assume that comparatively few people in the state, however ardently they favor prohibi- 53 Waukomis Hornet quoted in Harlow's Weekly, 54 Daily Oklahoman, September 10, 1917. , September 8, 1917. 56 Tulsa Daily Democrat, October 13, 1917. -68- October 24, 1917. tion, approve of making prohibition an obnoxious religious tyranny. It would be regrettable indeed if any other assump tion were possible. Yet that is one of the results of the bone dry law. If the law is literally to be enforced it is only a ques tion of time when the Catholic and Episcopal churches will be unable to conduct their belief and custom.