Noah Webster

“If the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.”: Noah Webster – (1758-1843) American patriot and scholar, author of the 1806 edition of the dictionary that bears his name, the first dictionary of American English usage.

5 thoughts on “Noah Webster

  1. How am I obligated to live under and follow what another person or persons Notion of what their version of freedom is for me?

    I am not obligated to participate in your vision and version of Freedom, I am free to Ignore you and your government and all your edicts and mandates that violate my sovereign existence.

    Your job is to not tread on me and my own at anytime for any reason….

    So, what exactly is, “Neglecting our Duty” Mean? The “Government” Was corrupt at the outset…..Henry has explained this often and in great detail….

    This is the essence of personal, individual sovereignty, liberty and freedom…

    The Bill of rights enumerates things quite clearly…..Still, there can be no obligation placed upon us…

  2. The quote is more pedestrian than profound, and his “unabridged” dictionary doesn’t contain the word “unalienable”, so screw him.

  3. Noah Webster was a patriot, wise and ahead of his time. He had great foresight to see what would come.

    Personally, I’ve found Webster’s 1828 Dictionary to be the most complete and precise dictionary available online. The definitions presented in it are the closest to the definitions used by the original Framers of our Constitution.

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