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These are days of special perplexity and depression, and the path of public duty is unusually rugged.

– Grover Cleveland –

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New Article Posted in New York History Blog

Good news! I got an article published by the New York History Blog. If you’re ever in search of interesting stories from the Empire state’s history, or news from historical organizations in the state then look no further. 115 more words


POTUS: Benjamin Harrison -- the Front Porch Campaigner

“There is no constitutional or legal requirement that the President shall take the oath of office in the presence of the people, but there is so manifest an appropriateness in the public induction to office of the chief executive officer of the nation that from the beginning of the Government the people, to whose service the official oath consecrates the officer, have been called to witness the solemn ceremonial.”

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POTUS: Grover Cleveland -- his Obstinacy

“The laboring classes constitute the main part of our population. They should be protected in their efforts peaceably to assert their rights when endangered by aggregated capital, and all statutes on this subject should recognize the care of the State for honest toil, and be framed with a view of improving the condition of the workingman.”

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Four (Past) Presidents Debunk the Case for Higher Taxes

I’m currently in Iceland for a conference organized by the European Students for Liberty. I spoke earlier today on the case for lower taxes and I made six basic points. 298 more words


1894 First Federal Labor Day

The late nineteenth century was a time of labor unrest in the United States and in much of the Western world.  A holiday to honor workers had been recognized in many states.  151 more words

  • “I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and the duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit.
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