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The government will one day be corrupt (Spurious Quotation)

Quotation: "The government will one day be corrupt and filled with liars, and the people will flock to the one that tells the truth."

Variations: "The government will one day be corrupt and filled with liars, and the people will flock to the one who tells the truth."

Earliest known appearance in print: This quotation has not been located in print. 

Summary: This quotation has not been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson.  It seems to exist mainly on Twitter, but we have been unable to trace its existence before 2015.1

Sources searched:

  1. Founders Online
  2. Google
  3. Google Books
  4. Twitter

- Anna Berkes, 11/19/18

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