National Affairs: The State of the Union

Calvin Coolidge completed the preparation of his message to Congress, or, in Constitutional language, prepared "information of the state of the union." and recommendations for such measures as he judges "necessary and expedient." Having drafted his " information," he put it quietly into his pocket.

All that the world was allowed to know until such time as the message is delivered to Congress—was that it was brief as such messages go, presenting a few proposals, but not going into detailed argument. This was only political wisdom. There are a whole host of Presidential...

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