Does King Arthur matter anymore? And, if so, why does he matter?
Part of the answer must be that, for a very long time, King Arthur served as a model for what a monarch–or any kind of leader–ought to be: just and temperate; strong and fearless; a protector of the weak; a mirror of all virtue. It’s very easy to fit George Washington into that tradition.
My question for the time being is: who are the models for the leaders that we have today? Certainly not King Arthur. Who or what has replaced King Arthur as the very image of a nation’s leader? After whom, or what, do our country’s current leaders pattern themselves?
If God ever sends angels to Washington, D.C., to find ten just men, you know what’s going to happen next.