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Citizen's Academy: The need for statesmen

The Statue of Liberty rises through fog.
Tom Coe

We need those who are intelligent and fair as a judge with impeccable integrity; who are temperate as a spring morning; courageous as a Navy Seal; prudent as a prophet; who love with compassion; whose list of friends extends equally across the aisles that divide; who, regardless of physical stature, appear as giants wherever they stand.

Richard Ratliff is a retired professor from Utah State University and lives in Cache Valley. He writes and presents Citizen's Academy for Utah Public Radio, airing Tuesdays at 9:55 a.m. and 7:55 p.m.