"Noah Webster, Jr.", was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and American education/Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, Secular education/secularizing their education. According to Ellis (1979) he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state".
Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as Webster's Dictionary/An American Dictionary of the English Language. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States/Founding Fathers of the nation.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Noah Webster on Wikipedia.
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 bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.Noah Webster