Comment: Respect

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I have a lot of Respect for President Carter. He was not supposed to become president, Gerald Ford was the establishment candidate.

He took over during a difficult time, the second OPEC crisis hit at the same time the bill for the Vietnam War and the effects of de-linking the dollar from the gold standard thanks to Richard Nixon. Interest rates climbed above 20% during his presidency. We now know that HW Bush orchestrated the Iranian Hostage October surprise that lead into Iran-Contra.

Carter is not establishment. He follows his convictions. Carter is willing to speak out against his former Party. He is not afraid to say unpopular but very true things, such as his writings regarding Palestine and Israel. He is a Christian who acts rather than preaches.

Was he / is he flawed? Yeah, like all human beings are. Is he a good man, I believe so.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo