The great American poet, J. G. Holland, in his immortal poem, “God Give Us Men,” appeals to the Creator to give the country men who possess:
“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 . . .
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 waiting justice sleeps.”
Heaven knows we need more Theo Betties in Liberia, men—and women—who truly love their country and people and will do everything in their supreme interest to make Liberia a country owned and run by Liberians!
May God send us more men and women like Theo Bettie!