Theres a Plot in this Country Kennedy Quote - Internet/Facebook Rumour

15 Apr 2012 - Article No: 1537. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour





"Theres a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot." - President John F. Kennedy 7 days before his assassination


Images containing photos of the 35th US President, John Kennedy are circulating the Internet containing the above quote, which he apparently said only days before his controversial assassination in 1963.

However, after researching the quote on the Internet, we were unable to find any event or public speech where Kennedy was reported as making the quote. We were also unable to find any media outlet or other credible source claiming he even made the quote. The quote only exists as mere rumour, with no event or context ever offered by anyone publishing it.
This would be extremely odd if the quote was genuine, since the remark is somewhat bold and provoking and coming from a US President would have been picked up by many mainstream media outlets.

To look at it from a different angle we can take a look at what speeches Kennedy did make 1 week before his assassination, which would be November 15th, 1963. According to the American Presidenct Project that compiles public speeches made by US Presidents, Kennedy made two speeches (here. and here.) and neither contained the quote, or even close to it.

According to Metabunk.org who investigated the quote, the earliest evidence of the quote being used online was in 2004 in a forum signature, where the quote read slightly differently -

"There exists in this country a plot to enslave every man woman and child.
Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot." -
President John F. Kennedy - 7 days before he was assassinated.


However where this quote actually came from may never be really known. Possibly through a series of incorrect hearsay and paraphrasing. What we do know is that President Kennedy certainly did not say it, and thus circulating any photos or messages claiming he did is not recommended.

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