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Government by the majority who participate (Spurious Quotation)

Quotation: "We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate."

Variations: None known.

Sources consulted:

  1. Founders Online
  2. Thomas Jefferson retirement papers

Earliest known appearance in print: 20091

Earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: see above

Comments: This quotation has never been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson.


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