November 11, 2005
America's Moral Crisis (Hardcover)
Often we forget that Jimmy Carter was our first "Born Again" president in modern times. But, he deeply disappointed the Stepford fundamentalists because he believed that the divine manifested itself in good deeds and caring, not in rigid, inflexible and harsh dogma. Many have criticized Carter for being a bit self-righteous, but few have challenged his integrity and decency -- characteristics sorely lacking in the Republican Party.
In this book, which we have not yet read, Carter apparently takes off the gloves and pummels the Bush Administration. That alone is cause to find it of interest. Carter always has been cautious in his criticism, because he's a religious, tolerant man who is forgiving of sin.
But the rogue, morally bankrupt, inept Bush Administration has apparently lit a fire in the man of faith from Plains, Georgia.
Here is what one recent newspaper article had to report on "Our Endangered Values":
Carter, a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is living proof that the radical right wing fundamentalists don't give a hoot about Christ. Otherwise, they would have embraced him and his presidency. Carter has learned that the agenda of the political evangelists is fear, power, bigotry and arrogance.
It's not a matter of God and moral values. For the Bush supporters, it's a matter of expediency and politics.
Carter may have made mistakes as President, but he never dragged the integrity of the United States Government through the gutter as the Busheviks have.
He's had enough, and now he's speaking up. The man from Plains has a thing or two to say about how the Bush Administration has degraded our nation.