In Advice to the Young, published in 1832, Noah Webster wrote:
“The ‘Advice to the Young’… will be useful in enlightening the minds of youth in religious and moral principles, and serve… to restrain some of the common vices of our country…. To exterminate our popular vices is a work of far more importance to the character and happiness of our citizens than any other improvements in our system of education.”
In 1832, Noah Webster published his History of the United States, in which he wrote:
“The Brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the new Testament or the Christian religion.
The Religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.
The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws… 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.
When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting public officers, 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. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty;
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 citizens will be violated or disregarded.
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.”
In Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of the word Providence is given as:
The care and superintendence which God exercises over his creatures… Some persons admit a general providence, but deny a particular providence, not considering that a general providence consists of particulars. A belief in divine providence is a source of great consolation to good men. By divine providence is understood God himself.
10 Arm-Bar Stretch to Turkish Get-up combos R/L (24 kg KB)
5 roundsfor Time:
10 Handstand Kick-ups (hold handstand for 3-5 seconds) Note: OK to use wall for spotting overbalance.
5 Strict Hanging Leg Raises (legs & arms straight)
3 Headstand presses (from rings- feel free to use bands for assistance/balance)
10 Snatch High-pulls 165 pound barbell
In Webster’s Dictionary (1828 edition), the definition of the word Property is given as:
The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing; ownership. In the beginning of the world, the Creator gave to man dominion over the earth, over the fish of the sea and the fowls of the air, and over every living thing. This is the foundation of man’s property in the earth and all its productions…. The labor of inventing, making or producing any thing constitutes one of the highest titles to property…It is one of the greatest blessings of civil society that the property of citizens is well secured.
Noah’s Webster’s1828 edition of the American Dictionary contained a profuse amount of Holy Scripture, as he would use verses from the Old and New Testaments to clarify the context in which a word was to be used. For example,, the definition of the word Faith includes the following sentences:
Being justified by faith. Rom. V.
Without faith it is impossible to please God. Heb. xi
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2Cor.v.
With the heart man believeth to righteousness. Rom.x.
Your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. Rom.i.
Hast thou faith? Have it to thyself before God. Rom.xiv.
Practice 5 H2H Drills – 1 round of each drill of choice;
2 Minute Rounds/ 30 seconds rest between rounds
In 1828, Noah Webster completed his 26 year project of writing An American Dictionary of the English Language. For the first time in English-speaking history, English vocabulary words had a standardized spelling. In the preface of this great work,, Noah Webster wrote:
“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children,, under a free government out to be instructed…No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.
And if the talent which He entrusted to my care, has not been put to the most profitable use in his service, I hope it has not been “kept laid up in a napkin” and that any misapplication of it may be graciously forgiven.”
Prescribed weight – whatever you need to perform perfect reps. Perform 10 reps each arm for all one-arm exercises.
10 One-arm Floor Presses R/L
10 Arm-Bar Stretches R/L
10 Double Floor Presses
10 Turkish Get Ups R/L
10 Military Press R/L
10 Push-Presses R/L
10 Russian Swings
10 Power Swings
10 American Swings
10 Swing Releases
10 One-Arm Swings R/L
10 Half Rotations Switches
10 H2H Switches
10 KB Dead Cleans R/L
10 KB (Swing) Cleans R/L
10 Bottoms-up Cleans R/L
10 Double KB Cleans
10 Snatches R/L
In 1828, Noah Webster wrote in his textbook:
It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not necessary or important qualifications for political stations. But the Scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.
But if we had no divine instruction on the subject, our own interest would demand of us a strict observance of the principle of these injunctions. And it is to the neglect of this rule of conduct in our citizens, that we must ascribe the multiplied frauds, breeches of trust, peculations and embezzlements of public property which astonish even ourselves; which tarnish the character of our country; which disgrace a republican government; and which will tend to reconcile men to monarchs in other countries and even our own.
George Washington’s Prayer for the United States as it appears on a plaque in at Pohick Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, where Washington was a vestryman form 1762-1784:
“Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field.
And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy,, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.
Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”