Posted by: MTR | January 18, 2010

Just men who will rule in the fear of God

 Let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God [Exodus 18:21]. . . . If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted . . . If our government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.

[Noah Webster, The History of the United States (New Haven: Durrie and Peck, 1832), pp. 336-337, 49]

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