Benjamin Franklin - Where liberty is, there is my country.
Where liberty is, there is my country.
This quote has a long history in established lists of quotations, but it appears to have been wrongly added to these legitimate lists and some point in the past and just carried forward through time. From Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations compiled by The Library of Congress:
H. L. Mencken, A New Dictionary of Quotations, p. 682 (1942) gives "Where liberty dwells, there is my country," with a note that this was in a Franklin letter to Benjamin Vaughan, March 14, 1783, but the on-going project, Papers of Benjamin Franklin, has been unable to identify this letter.
Alfred Owen Aldridge, Man of Reason, p. 169 (1959) says, "According to a tradition repeated by many biographers of Paine, Franklin at one time remarked in his hearing: "Where liberty is, there is my country...'" Aldridge adds, "the story must be written off as apocryphal.