February 17, 2011

GOV. WALKER: The next Calvin Coolidge? “Coolidge became famous nationwide during the Boston Police Strike of 1919, when nearly three fourths of that force left work. Mobs roamed Boston, breaking windows and looting stores for two nights. The mayor managed to restore order with local militias. Then Coolidge called in the entire state militia, which broke the strikers’ will. Coolidge made a famous declaration: ‘There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.’”