If Citizens Place Unprincipled Men in Office the Government Will Soon Be Corrupted

Noah Webster

Noah Webster

“[I]f the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted. … If a republican 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, History of the United States

 

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