Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Random thoughts 09052017

"The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of corporations, by corporations, and for corporations. — How is this?"

The above quote is attributed to Rutherford B. Hayes , the nineteenth President of the USA who held office from Feb 1877 to March 1881.Hayes was elected president in one of the most contentious and confused elections in the electoral history of the USA. He lost the popular vote to Democrat Samuel J. Tilden but he won an intensely disputed electoral college vote giving him the presidency by the margin of one vote.
The result was the Compromise of 1877, in which the Democrats acquiesced to Hayes's election and Hayes ended all U.S. military involvement in Southern politics.

The telephone was installed in the White house for the first time during his incumbency.

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