The language is from an earlier time in America culture. Monday, October 8, 2018, the sentiment is on the cutting-edge.
We beseech thee for those who are set to make and interpret the laws of our nation. Grant to all lawyers a deep consciousness that they are called of God to see justice done, and that they prostitute a holy duty if ever they connive in its defeat. Fill them with a high determination to make the courts of our land a strong fortress of defense of the poor and weak, and never a castle of oppression for the hard and cunning. [Walter Rauschenbusch, Prayers of the Social Awakening, 1910].
–Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, October 7, 2018