I Want The People of America to Be Able to Work Less For The Government and More For Themselves


I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. That is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can re-establish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very distinct curtailment of our liberty. – Calvin Coolidge, State of the Union message, December 3, 1924

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