Quotation by William Howard Taft

The putting into force of laws which shall secure the conservation of our resources, as far as they may be within the jurisdiction of the Federal Government, including the more important work of saving and restoring our forests and the great improvement of waterways, are all proper government functions which must involve large expenditure if properly performed.
William Howard Taft (1857–1930), U.S. president. Inaugural address, March 4, 1909. Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, March 4, 1909, to March 5, 1910, 1: 56-57, Doubleday, Page & Company (1910).
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