Referencing the fall of Babylon spoken of in Scripture (Revelation 18:2; 14:8; Isaiah 21:9; Jeremiah 50:2; 51:8; Zachariah 5), Webster warned:
"Such may be the fate of this country and its institutions.
May I never live, to see that day!
May I not survive to hear any apocalyptic angel, crying through the heavens, with such a voice as announced the fall of Babylon,
'Ἔπεσεν, ἔπεσεν, Αμερικη ἡ μεγάλη, καὶ ἐγένετο κατοικητήριον δαιμονίων, καὶ φυλακὴ παντὸς πνεύματος ἀκαθάρτου.'"
(Greek: "Is fallen, is fallen, America the Great has become a habitation of demons and a hold for every unclean spirit.")