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Misquoting Thomas Jefferson seems to be a popular right-wing pastime.


Here are some things Jefferson did not say but which are widely attributed to him:

Democracy is Mob Rule

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.


Social Welfare Will Kill Democracy

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

I can't find a definitive statement that he did not say this, but it's not in any of the reliable collections and nobody cites a source for it.