James Earl Carter, 39th President of the United States of America, addressing a meeting at the end of his presidential campaign. We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country. We wish the Cuban citizens peace and prosperity in the years ahead. There is much that can be said of Jimmy Carter and his failed one-term presidency, but nothing more potent than this: few American leaders have ever had a more broken moral compass than the man from Plains, Georgia. Yes, that Hamas. All this needs to be kept in mind as we read yet another screed by Carter calling on America to help create a Palestinian state.
Jimmy Carter is known as a man of faith, but not many Americans understand the depth of his belief in the separation of church and state. He often noted that the Baptist Church in America was founded in part on that principle. As president, he refused to have prayer breakfasts in the White House or to let his own religious views shape public policy. When Mr. Carter was elected president in —just three years after Roe v. Wade —the battle lines on abortion that would condition politics for the next four decades were not yet fully drawn. A nuanced position still worked in the Democratic Party.
That is not exactly true. It actually was one of my sons. Once victorious, Carter opened his doors to musicians, their art and at least one illicit joint. Hall either visited or performed at the White House.
CNN — Jimmy Carter, peanut farmer turned president turned globe-trotting humanitarian, now has another line to add to his business card: Bible commentator. With many Democrats embracing the language of faith in recent years in an attempt to win back so-called values voters from the Republican column, Carter's intense faith life is a good reminder that hardly all Democrats are new to the pew. His notes in the new study Bible pull from years of Sunday school lessons. In a phone interview from his home in Plains, he said politics is one area in need of redemption, bemoaning the influx of vitriol and money into politics. When I later ran against Gov.