Jimmy Carter: A Statesman

For too long Jimmy Carter has been a running joke for the Repubs….I guess because their GOD Reagan won the election and saved the world from reason and logic.

Sadly, Carter may be the last statesman this country will ever have elected.  We pick our leaders now with faulty logic and slogans…..

Even have a party that thinks religion should be doled out by the White House….which means to me that freedom of religion is just a slogan for them not everyone.

 

Personally, I think Carter was a good president…..that he had a very good outlook on foreign policy, which is sadly missing in today’s plethora of candidates.  He is the only ex-president that is giving back to the country not making money for their self-indulgences…..of all the recent presidents Carter has shown a desire to make America great and not worry about how big his wallet has become…..he should be an example for ALL Americans to emulate……but instead we get this current crop of wannabes…….how sad this has become.

10 thoughts on “Jimmy Carter: A Statesman

  1. Yep. I think he was the last good man to serve as President. On some level, he may have been the only good man to serve as President. It’s a shame that he has been held up for as much ridicule as he as. So undeserving of it.

  2. I was at first somewhat embarrassed by the fact that our country would be run by a “peanut farmer” it took very little time for me to become enamored of this “farmer” and I feel he will be the last President I truly had respect for. dru

  3. And Carter gave what was one of the greatest…and certainly most honest & sincere… speeches a President has ever given, his 1979 Crisis of Confidence (aka Malaise) speech. It’s only peer was Ike’s Military Industrial Complex speech. It too was ignored.

    On the surface, it was a speech about the energy crisis of the day. He proposed some very forward looking proposals…(especially when considering nobody would even say the words “Climate Change” for another 10+ years.) But under the surface, it was a devastating attack on America’s real problems. Those underlying problems destroying America continue to this day, not just unabated, but outright encouraged. The real problems are 100X worse than in 1979.

    Here’s the text of the entire speech, complete with the video. The beginning, where he reads letters he’s received, is a little plodding…but boy does it pick up! http://millercenter.org/president/speeches/speech-3402

    Sadly, other than fracking & drilling etc, precious little of the speech can even be said in public anymore. The content & especially the attitude of the speech ist verboten in the American Empire today. For example, this paragraph is complete heresy.

    “In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we’ve discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We’ve learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose.”

    1. The hostages were released as per Carter after the election…..his admin made the deal but hew did not want to use it as a lever for the election…now that alone makes him a statesman…heads above the toads we now have running the country.

      1. While I agree Carter was probably “above doing that”, I think the (conveniently expired) Raygun fixer, ex CIA, William J Casey would disagree on you about the hostage release. He’d tell you it was the key moment in “Making America Great Again”. Without it, how would great things like Iran-Contra have been possible?

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/October_Surprise_conspiracy_theory

        I mean, just imagine a nation being run under the values of the “Malaise speech”. Can’t have that! It must be stopped by all means necessary.

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