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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free....... ~Ronald Reagan~

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Democrat vs. Republican..Jimmy Carter's Take

Best of the Web at Opinion Journal introduces us to an interview quote by Jimmy Carter (he once served as President) with Carter used an example to illustrate how he'd like to see the political and religious debate unfold.
"I was teaching a Sunday school class two weeks ago," he recalls. "A girl, she was about 16 years old from Panama City [Fla.], asked me about the differences between Democrats and Republicans." "I asked her, 'Are you for peace, or do you want more war?' Then I asked her, 'Do you favor government helping the rich, or should it seek to help the poorest members of society? Do you want to preserve the environment, or do you want to destroy it? Do you believe this nation should engage in torture, or should we condemn it? Do you think each child today should start life responsible for $28,000 in [federal government] debt, or do you think we should be fiscally responsible?' "I told her that if she answered all of those questions, that she believed in peace, aiding the poor and weak, saving the environment, opposing torture . . . then I told her, 'You should be a Democrat.' "
Carter didn't ask the young lady if she would like to own a car but be unable to purchase gasoline to drive it. Carter didn't ask the young girl if she would be happy if she was held hostage by terrorists with an inept leader at the helm of her country. Carter didn't ask if the young lady believed in hard work as opposed to living in a welfare state.
Finally, Carter didn't ask the girl if she envisons her glass as half full or half empty. Mr. Carter's glass is completely empty! Using this premise on a young mind is thoughtless and irresponsible.
Were Carter's parents first cousins?

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