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*WOW* Jimmy Carter Blasts the President!

Amazing, but I doubt any of this will change with Romney!!...Heres the link, enjoy!


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Another reason for my dislike of Obama....

D&@# him for making me agree with Carter.

I hope everyone

googles the Carter doctrine. You will find it amazing that the world is playing out and was thought up 30 years ago.

I think it was just the guy

I think it was just the guy linking to Carter's article saying that Obama should return the nobel peace prize, not Carter himself.

You'll notice that Carter doesn't doesn't actually criticize the wars here, just the collateral damage at home at abroad. Although Carter had the reputation as being "soft" on defense, I listened to a lecture (not by a libertarian to my knowledge) that though he may have started out "soft", he switched gears and became quite militaristic. I'll have to listen to that again though.

Carter has some good points though. For instance, in 2011 he wrote and editorial "Call Off the Global Drug War":
and one of the things I learned is that he attempted to decriminalize small amounts of America in the 1970s:

These recommendations are compatible with United States drug policy from three decades ago. In a message to Congress in 1977, I said the country should decriminalize the possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, with a full program of treatment for addicts. I also cautioned against filling our prisons with young people who were no threat to society, and summarized by saying: “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.”

These ideas were widely accepted at the time. But in the 1980s President Ronald Reagan and Congress began to shift from balanced drug policies, including the treatment and rehabilitation of addicts, toward futile efforts

Jimmy Carter didn't say that Obama should return the peace prize

The author of the article did. In fact, the author pointed out that Carter never named the president directly: "Without naming the President directly, it is clear that Mr. Carter is upset with Mr. Obama."

Sorry, I misread that and

Sorry, I misread that and will correct the title!

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Herbert Dyer

Writes that Obama should return the prize, not Carter himself.

Jimmy Carter

After his presidency, he went home and went to work with Habitat for Humanity, a non-governmental, do-it-yourself, "charity" where beneficiaries work to build their own house and to help others do the same. Not bad.

As president, and perhaps without understanding what he was doing, he was actually more libertarian and free market than most presidents we've had lately.

Read "Recarving Rushmore: Ranking the Presidents on Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty (Independent Studies in Political Economy)" by Ivan Eland (order through the DP's Amazon link).

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Jimmy Carter Was Horrible

Your assessment of Carter is so far off the mark. This is a guy who instituted price controls on energy. My parents still talk about waiting in line for gasoline in those days. How can anyone in favor of not allowing the market to set the price of goods be "more libertarian" than anyone? That single act is just about the antithesis of the libertarian philosophy.

Although Jimmy might be right that Barack should give back his Nobel Prize, that doesn't mean this guy is one iota libertarian. On the whole, he hated freedom and believed that a small elite group could make better decisions than millions of individuals acting in their own best interest. His actions showed this in addition to his rhetoric. So, I'm just going to have to disagree with you on your assessment, respectfully, and somewhat confusedly.

It was probably Nixon's wage and price controls that had your

folks waiting is gas lines.


Nixon also gave us the infamous "double nickel" limit, which your folks may also not so fondly remember.

I believe Carter has achieved more as an ex-President than he did as President, but Nixon was a much worse President because he was so effective at meddling with the economy.

Just remembered - it was also Nixon's actions that led to the forming of the Libertarian Party and the entry of a certain Texas OB/GYN into politics.


Looks like I remembered that incorrectly, and it was, in fact, Nixon (another terrible president) that instituted the controls. Carter left many of them in place and they were only fully removed by Reagan. I have heard Carter speak, however, and he is in favor of government meddling at a very high level (at least that is his rhetoric).

You do bring up a very good point though I think. Those who purport to be on the side of "freedom and capitalism" seem to have a competitive advantage at dismantling those freedoms because they are not under the same microscope. Barack has had a pretty good run at removing as much freedom as anyone else has - but it's out in the open. When the Republicans do it, people often don't think twice. I hope that one of the by-products of this peaceful revolution is that that is no longer the case and those who say they are for liberty are held to as high a standard as those who do not.

If this is indeed the case

wouldn't it have made sense for the upper elite to keep him in the oval office since that's doing their bidding?

In my first Presidential

In my first Presidential election I voted for Carter! He has been labeled a "do nothing' President. Carter did not get us into another war...hummm, sounds like someone else I support today.

I always felt that two of the faces on Rushmore should be recarved too. Thanks for the book link!

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I didn't

Actually, in that election, I voted for Roger MacBride, but nevertheless retain a soft spot in my heart for my Commander-in-Chief. Not only did he keep this GI out of combat, but he also pardoned the heroic draft dodgers of the Vietnam Era. An act which irritated a number of my comrades in arms, I'm saddened to report, but still pleased me. If only he'd gone so far as to pardon the so many victims of his Demoblican Drug War...

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