Quotation by William Howard Taft

My administration is pledged to follow the policies of Mr. Roosevelt in this regard, and while that pledge does not involve me in any obligation to carry them out unless I have Congressional authority to do so, it does require that I take every step and exert every legislative influence upon Congress to enact the legislation which shall best subserve the purposes indicated.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Address at Spokane, Washington, September 28, 1909. Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, March 4, 1909, March 4, 1910, 1: 279, Doubleday, Page & Company (1910).
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