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Which is correct?

We can only stop this kind of rumour if we ourselves are honest people.
We can only stop this kind of rumour if we are ourselves honest people
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Both are theoretically correct grammatically and mean the same thing, but both are illogical, that is, the fact that you're honest has nothing to do with stopping a rumor. A rumor will spread like wildfire regardless of the character of the person it is directed at.
Anonymous, the fact that you're honest has nothing to do with stopping a rumor. A rumor will spread like wildfire regardless of the character of the person it is directed at.
That's from a book I came across. I didn't write it.