Acton on Tap: Calvin Coolidge and the Spirit of Federalism


6:00 Grab a seat & a drink
6:30 Introduction
6:40 Ray Nothstine speaks, followed by discussion


No need to register and no registration fees.

Event Date: 
May 10, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Derby Station (formerly Graydon's Crossing)
2237 Wealthy St. SE, East Grand Rapids 49506

Seating is limited. Arrive early!

President Calvin Coolidge had strong views about self-government and federalism. Even for his time period he was often lampooned as old fashioned and "a throw back." He tapped into the ideas of America's Founding Principles and worked to elevate those ideas to the forefront of life. Coolidge popularized religious principles, thrift, limited government, and the rule of law. He also quipped shortly before his death, “I feel I no longer fit in with these times.” He was referring to the centralization of power in Washington. Coolidge believed in a free economy but always with the caveat of idealism over materialism. Some have said he was the last "Jeffersonian" president. Join Ray Nothstine to discuss Calvin Coolidge's relevance today and what his ideas mean for America's capability and capacity for self government.