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Posted on 10/20/2004 10:18:10 AM PDT by lnbchip
Jimmy Carter: American Revolution Was 'Unnecessary'
Recently we described Jimmy Carter as the worst president of the past 100 years. We apologize.
He's the worst president ever.
In trying to compare the American Revolution to the war in Iraq, here's what the jug-headed Georgian said to fellow Democrat Chris Matthews on "Hardball" Monday night, according to MSNBC's own transcript:
'A Little More Sensitive'
Well, one parallel is that the Revolutionary War, more than any other war up until recently, has been the most bloody war we've fought. I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.
Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonials' really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course now we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.
I think in many ways the British were very misled in going to war against America and in trying to enforce their will on people who were quite different from them at the time.
Does the catastrophic ex-prez really think the war in Iraq is bloodier than the Vietnam War, the Korean War, World War II, World War I, the Civil War ...?
Note to Jimmy: Canada did not begin to gain independence until 1867. Australia did not receive partial independence as a commonwealth until 1901. India did not gain independence until 1947, and all the Indians who were killed by the British would hardly describe their deaths as "nonviolent."
Roger that ~ Bump!
Speaking of bunnies.....We need the pancake!
Drive down there to GA and do some chit-hooks on the idiots front lawn!!!
He did. Then he came back. You forgot to take into account his having seen UFO's.
Will do! :-D
Cigars & Sinks & Knee Pads & Blue Dresses & Black Berets.....
Possibly true, but tact would only have smoothed over the crisis for a short while. In the long run, Britain would have been required either to extend parliamentary representation to the American colonies or invent the notion of a quasi-autonomous, self-governing dominion a couple of generations earlier than it did. Canada and Australia are not good parallels because they remained small in population and economically subordinate to the mother country throughout the 19th century. The explosive growth of the American colonies meant that a subordinate status could not have been long maintained.
One of my idle speculations is what would have happened had the Brits given the colonies representation in parliament. By the mid to late 19th century, the Americas would have been outvoting Britain in a transatlantic United Kingdom.
His wife needs to intervene.
I'm serious. He is a former President after all and his wife needs to stop him from embarrassing himself.
This is like the fourth time in as many months he has made a ass of himself.
Idiot. He must be the ONLY Southerner who's nevr heard of the Civil War!
"I am a 12th cousin of George Washington and I think he, Reagan, and Bush are the best presidents we have ever had."
I once visited Mount Vernon and was stunned to discover a little known vignette about Washington. There is a key in a case near Washington's front door. The key is the very key that opened the gates to the Bastille. LaFayette gave the key to Washington as a gift, because, he said, it rightfully belonged to "the Father of Liberty".
Later, LaFayette himself was so disgusted with the outcome of the horrific French Revolution that he had himself interred in "free soil" shipped to France from America.
Now there was a Frenchman to admire!
The following text comes from the above link "Treaty negotiations led to a declaration of principles signed in 1973 by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger."
But yea, let's blame the whole thing on Carter.
The maroons are the ones who think that Carter did the whole thing by himself in 18 months.
But why bother letting facts intrude on a Carter-bash.
The American Revolution was unnecessary?
The liberals must all have a foot fetish!
Every time they open their mouths, they put their foot in it!!! LMAO
If only and buts were candy and nuts, oh what a merry Christmas it would be!
Shut up loser!
Jimmy is obviously suffering from some mental delusions.. He is getting too old and needs to go retire somewhere quite before he says something that really is stupid... hahahhaha....
I pretty much agree with him, except that the Civil War and WWII were far bloodier.
When I was the in the Marine Corps the Corps was very dependent on the Navy to accomplish this missions.
Everything the Navy did when I was in the military was done with honor and courage.
I think the same is true today.
One dumb as a rock apple does not spoil the fine reputation of the rest of the bushel.
Carter's ignorance knows no bounds.
I think he would gain more credibility if he launched a line of Peanut Oil based sexual lubricants.
And if my aunt had you-know-what, she'd be my uncle.
When Carter get the Peace award....I recalled that Arafat
also got one....Jimmy boy is a world class ass...he said
he was proud to be sitting next to Michael Moore at the
Dem convention......guess he gets used to B.O....if he likes
sitting next to Mr. Clean- Moore???????? Jake
Please tell me this is a joke. I mean I know it's from Newsmax so the source is questionable to begin with. But this is really just too over the top to make up.
Viva the memory of Lafayette.
Jimmy submitted this to the "Global Test" and England objected.
It's an argument that doesn't hold water because the founders obviously considered every option before taking the course of action they did. If this had been an option, I'm sure they'd have tried it (and, in fact, negotiations HAD been tried). And there WAS a vigorous debate about independence in the Continental Congress...the ultimate vote was for war and ultimately independence. Thank God!
GWB made Lafayette an honorary U.S. citizen in August 2002.
What exactly do you agree with him on?
And werent WWI and Vietnam far bloodier? How about Korea?
Plus, Canada, Austraila, New Zealand, et. al. are still not completely sovereign. The Queen is still their Sovereign and legally still holds power, although she chooses not to. The Governor General of Canada still can legally be removed by the Queen and the Queen can still disolve parliament in Canada and Austrailia. The Crown still holds the cards; I guess Jimmy wishes the Crown still held the cards here, too.
I like Jimmy Carter as a human being, but to suggest Canada is a free country is silly. It doesn't have a BOR and firearms ownership is under heavy attack.
Do you know I didn't know that! All RIGHT, Monsieur, er, I mean MISTER Lafayette!!
I don't think the war met the criteria for a just war, specifically "right authority," "last resort," and "proportionality." You're entitled to your own judgement.
The Revolution was necessary, it was PRESIDENT Carter that was unnecessary.
Carter is the worst pres. EVER. he cost me my job of twenty years and I BECAME A Reagan dem./REPUBLICAN and have never looked back.
His double digit int. rate bankrupted many companies.
Dear Jimmah: some would say you're unnecessary. But I think you were a great object lesson in failed leadership.
WWII. Don't know about Korea and Vietnam, as far as deaths as a percentage of the population goes. See my reply above.
LaFayette: An American born overseas.
Carter: An anti-American hatched at home.
Goes to show, what immigration problem? Immigrants are great!
I can't understand why my girlfriend still thinks Carter was our best President.
Not only that, but Sam Adams and John Hancock lied - it wasn't a war for liberty, it was a war for whale oil.
Was she around when he made us set our thermostats to 68 degrees in the winter?
Technically, he's right.
When the Revolutionary War broke out, the Brits had some folks on a ship on their way to colonies to discuss a fix for the "no taxation without representation" issue. IIRC they were prepared to give the colonies representation in Parliament and possibly roll back some of the more onerous parts of the Navigation acts.
However, it was still a GOOD thing.
Well, she was born in 1979.
Watching Jimma Carter last night on TV, I got to thinking that something reeks to high heaven----he's insane---why does MSM keep showing us this lunatic loser nightmare of a president?
Could it be that 'someone' wants us to equate 'Carter' with 'Kerry'? ie. that Kerry equals the WORST PRESIDENT in U.S. History?! Who benefits from such a strategery?
Perhaps if Paine hadn't written Common Sense it might have gone a different way. I'm not a great admirer of Paine, but thank the Lord he wrote that pamphlet! (saying thank the Lord and Paine in the same sentence just made Mr. Paine roll over, I think).
Will boiled peanuts do? They're ALMOST as nasty.
Ah-HAH! :-D You hadda be there.
The lunacy and disaster of the Carter presidency, the Iranian hostage crisis, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan could have been completely avoided - if Reagan had been nominated by the GOP in '76.
Minus the Soviet invasion of Afganistan...who knows...maybe 9/11 never would have happened. The Cold War might have ended sooner as well.
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