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Subject: Re: Was Jimmy Carter the #1 worst President? Date: 8/21/2006 9:40 AM
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What a laugh. Carter accomplished the Camp David accords, the only lasting step towards Middle East peace in the last half of the 20th Century.

He instituted ebergy conservation and efficiency efforts which decoupled economic growth from energy consumption and laid the base, I would say, for all subsequent economic growth. Those policies overturned regressive and counterproductive economic policies and systems which were driving the nation into bad times.

He introduced human rights into the international dialogue, in a meaningful and effective way that has had repurcussions tot his day.

He was a more moral, religious, and faith-driven man than anyone who has served in the office since -- in fact, I'd say more than all of them combined, certainly the poseur we have today.

And he took the hit for high interest rates, though I think you'd find more than a few people who would say that it was the Ayatollah who brought him down, not high interest rates.

He was an exemplat of hard work, frugal living, and strong extended family -- again, which of he successors can show anything like that?

He restored faith in government after a time of potential dismemberment of the Constitution by a rogue administration. How did the next President who followed an impeachment proceeding do to restore faith in government?

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