Parties do not maintain themselves. They are maintained by effort. The government is not self-existent. It is maintained by the effort of those who believe in it. The people of America believe in American institutions, the American form of government and the American method of transacting business.
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Source Notes: Source: CALVIN COOLIDGE, governor of Massachusetts, speech before the Republican Commercial Travelers Club, Boston, Massachusetts, April 10, 1920.Massachusetts State Library, George Fingold Library, Boston. Manuscripts: speeches and messages of Calvin Coolidge, 18951924.
John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. (July 4, 1872 January 5, 1933) was the twenty-ninth Vice President (1921-1923) and the thirtieth President of the United States (1923-1929), succeeding to that office upon the death of Warren G. Harding.