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date: 21 May 2024

William Howard Taft 1857–1930
American Republican statesman, 27th President 1909–13 

  1. Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race.
    Popular Government (1913) ch. 3