Ronnie McBrayer Unknown Published 12:00 AM EDT Sep 14, 2019 Four decades ago a U.S. president was beamed into the homes of American citizens to deliver what one historian has called, “The greatest moral appeal from a sitting president since Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.” That president was Jimmy Carter, and that moral appeal was entitled, “The Crisis of Confidence.” He said, in part: “Why have we not been able to get together as a nation to resolve our serious problems? It’s clear that the true problems of our nation are much deeper…All the legislation in the world can’t fix what’s wrong with America. What you see too often is a system of government twisted and pulled in every direction by hundreds of well-financed and powerful special interests. You see every extreme position defended to the last vote, almost to the last breath by one unyielding group or another. “The path I’ve warned about tonight leads to fragmentation and self-interest. Down that road lies a mistaken idea of freedom, the right to grasp for ourselves some advantage over others. That path would be one of constant conflict between narrow interests ending in chaos and immobility. It is a certain route… Read full this story
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