On this day, Sept. 21, 1924, America's 30th president, Calvin Coolidge, addressed the Holy Name Society in Washington, D.C. He stated: "The worst evil that could be inflicted upon the youth ... would be to leave them without restraint ... at the mercy of their own uncontrolled inclinations. Under such conditions education would be impossible, and all orderly development ... hopeless. I do not need to picture the result." President Coolidge concluded: "It seems ... perfectly plain that ... the right to equality, liberty and property ... have for their foundation reverence for God. If we could imagine that swept away ... our American government could not long survive."