Charles V. Carr- God, Give Us Men

In memoriam- Charles V. Carr, 1903-1987
God, give us men!
A time like this demands strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready and;
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 can stand before a demagogue and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog in Public duty and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds, mingle in selfish strife,lo!
freedom weeps, wrong rules the land and Justice sleeps!

-Josiah Gilbert Holland


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