FAKE. It appears in none of Jefferson's works. The earliest known appearance in print: 1914, earliest known appearance in print, attributed to Thomas Jefferson: 1994. http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/when-government-fears-people-there-libertyquotation
It is very sad that our first African American Presidet will be judged in history as the most inept, corrupt, wasteful, subversive, destructive and divisive President ever. A man twice electes because of the color of his skin rather than the content of his character.