Needed: Manliness in Politics

In the 19th century, Josiah Gilbert Holland wrote a prayer about the need for godly and upright politicians.  Although it was originally written more than a hundred years ago, this poem is, if anything, more relevant today than ever before.

God give us men!  A time like this demands

Strong minds, great hearts, true faith, and ready hands;

Men whom the lust of office does not kill;

Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;

Men who possess opinions and a will;

Men who have honor;

Men who will not lie.

What qualities do you think politicians need most?

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