• “All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” ~Noah Webster (History of the United States, 1832)
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  • “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” ~Noah Webster (1789)
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  • “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” ~Noah Webster (1789)
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  • “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” ~Noah Webster (1789)
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  • “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” ~Noah Webster, 1789
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  • “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” ~Noah Webster, 1787
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  • “In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” ~Noah Webster, 1789
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  • “[I]f the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted…” ~Noah Webster (1823)
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  • “[L]et principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character.” ~Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789
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Recently, Justice Samuel Alito, in writing the majority opinion, said, “Individual self-defense is the central component of the Second Amendment.” The founders would have responded “Balderdash!” Jefferson said,

  • “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

George Mason explained,

  • (T)o disarm the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

Noah Webster elaborated:

  • Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed. … The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.”

Contrary to Alito’s assertion, the central component of the Second Amendment is to protect ourselves from U.S. Congress, not street thugs.

Today’s Americans have contempt for our founder’s vision. I’m sure our founders would have contempt for ours.

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