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No Right to Strike: Calvin Coolidge and the Boston Police Strike of 1919
Canada Free Press ^ | February 20, 2011 | David Pietrusza

Posted on 02/20/2011 6:55:37 PM PST by statestreet

The vexatious wave of de facto strikes by absentee Wisconsin public school teachers and Illinois-bound state legislators that has greeted newly-elected Badger State Governor Scott Walker’s vigorous attempts to rein in unsustainable public spending inevitably summons to mind the case of a once-obscure, first-term Massachusetts governor and a more overt public employee strike of nine decades ago.

The governor in question: the famously taciturn Silent Cal Coolidge.

The work stoppage in question: The Boston Police Strike of 1919.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


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KEYWORDS: coolidge; police; publicsectorunions; strike; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown

1 posted on 02/20/2011 6:55:42 PM PST by statestreet
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2 posted on 02/20/2011 7:04:41 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: statestreet

Interesting read, timely with regards to Wisconsin.


3 posted on 02/20/2011 7:08:05 PM PST by JOAT
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Oh silent Cal , I remember the good ole days.

Driving around in my spiffy breezer with my dame (the flapper ya know) hopped up on hooch. Only to get an icy mitt when I tried to Neck and learned she was a moll when I met her ole man.


4 posted on 02/20/2011 7:15:18 PM PST by vg0va3 (I don't plan to quit the fight until it is finally over. Although, I am getting tired...)
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President Cal Coolidge is one of the Great President. He single handedly delayed socialist forces that where busy sweeping Europe from touch Our Precious Republic. He was God sent, IMHO
It took FDR, the media, WW11 and four terms to undo what Cal did in one term! OK, maybe I am a tad over stating some very real historical facts!

He is exactly what we need today.


5 posted on 02/20/2011 7:48:46 PM PST by J Edgar
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Coolidge’s reputation has been smeared by Dems for decades, but Coolidge was actually a very successful President, a brilliant man, and a man whose intelligence was connected to reality, unlike Wilson and Obamalini. I believe Coolidge could have run in 1928 but chose not to, partly because of depression over losing a son while he was in the White House. Had he been President from 1928-32 it is very likely that there would have been no “Great Depression”. Hoover was a McCain-style RINO (but far more accomplished and smarter than McCain) - so much so that FDR ran to the right of him in 1932, which is why FDR won.


6 posted on 02/20/2011 7:50:47 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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