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Topic - John W. Davis
Authorities have arrested a Tangipahoa Parish gold buyer accused of failing to properly report purchases at his stores in Hammond and Amite.
Thanks to the increasingly evident failure of President Obama's economic policies, Republicans have the opportunity to regain the White House in 2012. Defeating the Democrats is the first step, but will the GOP be able to govern consistently with its campaign pledges? A brief look at 1932 provides a sober warning.
In his excellent book "The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election," Garland S. Tucker III provides a timely perspective on the last election in which both major parties nominated candidates committed to limited government, low taxes and individual liberty.
John W. Davis, by then a leading Wall Street lawyer, to write a platform that would provide the philosophical underpinning for a return to power.
Just for good measure, Davis wrote a lengthy front-page op-ed column for the New York Times on the Sunday before FDR's inauguration in which he outlined in considerable detail the traditional Jeffersonian philosophy of the Democratic Party: