Quotation by Rutherford Birchard Hayes

The Senate and House in the Forty-sixth Congress being both Democratic will insist on the right to repeal the election laws [enforcing the Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments], and, in case of my refusal, will put the repeal [as "riders"] on the appropriation bills. They will ... block the wheels of government, if I do not yield my conviction in favor of the election laws. It will be a severe, perhaps a long contest. I do not fear it.... The people will not allow this revolutionary course to triumph.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 529, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (9 March 1879).

Hayes vetoed attempts by Congress to attach legislation obnoxious to him as riders to appropriations bills necessary to run the government.
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