Charlie Bertsch (cbertsch) wrote,
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For the Purposes of Comparison

When Skylar asks us what our favorite presidents are, both Kim and I answer, "Jimmy Carter," even though we respect him even more for what he's done after leaving the White House than what he did while he was in it. Despite the fact that he is considerably more conservative than either of us prefer, his commitment to actually helping people -- not just Americans, people -- overwhelms our political reflexes. It's particularly important to remember, in this era of right-wing religious influence, that you can be an Evangelical Christian without becoming a reactionary Republican. This story does a great job of detailing what Carter has done over the past two decades, not to mention all the things he's still doing. For once, the word "inspiration" is not an overstatement.

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