Down with Wilson and Calhoun! Up with Harding and Coolidge!

Oh, this is good.

… if the prissy Princetonians insist on renaming the Woodrow Wilson School for Public Affairs, here’s a modest suggestion: Rename it for Warren Harding!

Harding was the anti-Wilson in all of the ways the campus protesters could want. He pardoned most of the political dissenters Woodrow Wilson had jailed during World War I, especially the socialist firebrand Eugene Debs, whom Harding then invited to the White House, saying afterward that he rather liked Debs. He also proposed civil rights protection for blacks, in a speech in Birmingham, Alabama, that drew boos and jeers from the mostly Democratic audience.

Power Line also suggests renaming Yale’s John Calhoun Hall for Calvin Coolidge. Which I could get behind, too.  We do forget that Harding and Coolidge were a breath of fresh, clean air after the rancid miasma that was the Wilson administration – which is to say, progressive academics have done everything in their power to make people unaware of just how bad Woodrow Wilson was, as both a President and a human being.  That’s actually a bit of a pattern…

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

5 thoughts on “Down with Wilson and Calhoun! Up with Harding and Coolidge!”

  1. Not to mention that they’ve done everything in their power to make people think very poorly of Coolidge.

  2. Of course, Harding’s administration was scandal-ridden, and he himself was a moral sleaze. And Calhoun, for all his faults, was a serious advocate for conservatism in ways that went beyond advocating for the preservation of slavery. Coolidge, though…him I don’t have a problem with. Maybe we should just rename everything after him.
    Or maybe we should just rename everything after Walt Disney. At this rate, all we’d be doing is saving time.

    1. Was he a “moral sleaze”? Now that we are able to see how the Press spins their lies, I wonder……

      1. Warren Harding had a mistress and a love child. So, basically John Edwards, except that Harding rolled back Woodrow Wilson’s racist proto-fascism (thus arguing that the man had SOME sort of moral code).

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