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Bush Should….

See Calvin Coolidge in a dream (apologies, of course, to Derb).

Recall when the Boston Police Strike created widespread social chaos and looting, Coolidge stepped in with militias and took care of business, declaring “There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.” That, or words to that effect, should have been one of the first things out of Bush’s mouth and that spirit should have guided his actions.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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