Quotation by Dalton Trumbo

The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people.
Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Stuart Heisler. Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall (Brandon Hurst), The Remarkable Andrew, rebuking Andrew for not blowing the whistle on corrupt city officials earlier (1941).
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