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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~

Monday, July 03, 2006

Jimmy Carter - Still Unhinged

Jimmy Carter writes an article in today's Washington Post, We Need Fewer Secrets. The title alone comforts you that the 39th President is aging ungracefully and is still behind the eight ball. Maybe he's the biggest "nut" on his peanut farm or he is still dipping in the "Billy Beer."
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With the 4th of July upon us let's forget the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. Let's for get the inherent right to wage war against our enemy and the fact our Founding Father's gave the President of the United States the power to do so. It's not "war by committee" as Congress would like you to think, or for that matter the "Liberal Quintet" on the Supreme Court.
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To hell with the CIA and intelligence. To hell with safeguarding our homeland and using techniques to spy on our enemy. It's ok to leak classified information and make it front page news. What the hell, it's ok to dislike the President of the United States and endanger the whole nation because partisan politics is better than homeland security.
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In this blogger's opinion, Jimmy Carter was the worst President of the United States and their have been some terrible ones. Carter takes the prize and he is an embarrassment to the whole nation. Here is some of what the former President from Plaines has to say:
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Our government leaders have become increasingly obsessed with secrecy. Obstructionist policies and deficient practices have ensured that many important public documents and official actions remain hidden from our view.
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The events in our nation today -- war, civil rights violations, spiraling energy costs, campaign finance and lobbyist scandals -- dictate the growing need and citizens' desire for access to public documents.
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Increasingly, developed and developing nations are recognizing that a free flow of information is fundamental for democracy. Whether it's government or private companies that provide public services, access to their records increases accountability and allows citizens to participate more fully in public life. It is a critical tool in fighting corruption, and people can use it to improve their own lives in the areas of health care, education, housing and other public services. Perhaps most important, access to information advances citizens' trust in their government, allowing people to understand policy decisions and monitor their implementation.
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Carter never mentions the words, "Classified", "Terrorism", or "War." Carter mentions foreign countries and access to "public information" as if this compares to "classified documents" and the rights of citizens all over the world, as if there is an inherent right, to know information deemed too critical for the safety of it's citizens.
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Jimmy Carter's presidency was an anomaly, a freak of the political process. We were following up on Vietnam, Watergate and Gerald Ford's own inadequacies; Inflation was raging and Carter got lucky, the country suffered.
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The First Amendent and Freedom of Speech are alive and well in the United States, as well it should be. These rights allow the New York Times to deceive the American public and former Presidents to rant incoherently in left-wing rags.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Chicago Ray said...

Carter's peanut butter is definately extra nutty..always has been, always will be. Billy isnt lookin so bad in retrospect...lol

And here's to a Happy Independence day to you and yours Sir.

7/03/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

And Happy 4th of July to you and many, many more. Stay safe, and thank you.

DB

7/04/2006 12:47:00 PM  

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