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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."
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.