" Noah Webster — as in Merriam-Webster Dictionary"
Noah Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language was not and is not Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The Merriam Brothers added Webster to the name in tribute and to indicate an extension of the tradition set by Noah's work.
If you want to better comprehend our Founding documents, it is best to study the words used in them in Noah's 1828 dictionary. You will find many are quite different from what most folks today understand them to be.
The Freedumb and MAGA folks through around the word Liberty without understanding its use in the 18th Century. There is an excellent and extensive section n Liberty in Noah's 1828 dictionary that you won't find almost anywhere else.