Ever wonder who is is on the opening montage of the Glen Beck show who says “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves."?
It is president Calvin Coolidge, speaking from the White House grounds in 1924
This is what Calvin Coolidge thought and this is how he governed. This is why you will not find him on any typical historian's list of the greatest American presidents.
The academy has a symbiotic relationship with the government. The government funds the educational establishment and the educational establishment reciprocates by providing the intellectual foundation for ever larger, more intrusive and more expensive government.
Would it not be wonderful if men who thought this way could once again come to dominate the government of the United States.