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Jimmy Carter for President 2012

I have no idea if President James Carter would step back into the ring for one final full bore shot at fixing this world, I hope so.

U.S. President James Carter
Could U.S. President James Carter accomplish his real dreams?

(SALEM, Ore.) - Do you have a better idea? The only person in the United States who both has experience as a U.S. President and is willing to stand against Israel, is former U.S. President James Carter. Barack Obama has turned out to be an illusion, he turned his back on the Palestinians, and never did anything to reel in Israel's violent madness.

Many of us in the U.S. 'in the know' are sick of our tax dollars being funneled for the use of oppression and occupation, and those are the least offensive of the terms to describe Israel's history of stealing land and refusing to compromise. Ethnic cleansing is bad business on the best day.

That holy place is where the world's violent nature begins and must end. When Jerusalem is again free to all people of all faiths and Israel's terrible apartheid politics are finally a thing of the past, perhaps the terrible times we are in could turn around.

Their idea of a peace plan involves endless unacceptable terms like checkpoints and the building of walls and guard towers with undisciplined snipers who don't even hesitate to shoot the western advocates for Palestine. Carter 'outed' Israel's nuclear weapons program that has hundreds of deadly warheads pointed at neighboring countries, he was the first American to do so.

James Carter, the 38th U.S. President

President Carter knows this is no accurate representation of the Jewish faith or real world interests, and he is absolutely the only U.S. leader of his significance to continually communicate the truth about the tragedy the United States backs in Israel.

But that isn't all, we know that the Iran hostage release was possibly manipulated by Ronald Reagan's influence and that may be far uglier, far worse. Think about it, the Carter years from 1977 to 1981 were vastly different from those that came immediately before, and certainly after. Vietnam was over, and the main world event of this timeframe was the Islamic Revolution. Salem-News.com readers likely know that in 1953, the first Democratically elected President of Iran talked publicly about nationalizing Iran's oil, and the SAS and the CIA took that President out, kidnapped the Shah, put him in a CIA reeducation camp for nine months, and reinstalled him as a puppet western friendly leader who lasted until the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Meanwhile in Afghanistan, the people a restless population tired of a Communist party that restricted religion, launched a Revolution and overthrow of the Afghan Communist government that would last ten years and end in a defeat of the Russians and victory for the Afghan Mujahideen fighters who like today, were from all over the Arab world and included a man we came to know as Usama bin Laden. So, the truth is that the defeat of the Soviet Union is not the work of Reagan, it is the Afghan war to expel the Soviets that began in 1979 when Jimmy Carter was in office.

Jimmy Carter is a Christian who is tolerant of other faiths, and he doesn't use that religious association to root for war and rally for the tax advantages of the rich. He's a Democrat, he was raised with high morals and great humility.

As a result of his southern accent and other attributes, including a connection to a peanut farm and a brewmaster brother who made 'Billy Beer', he was made fun of as every president is by radio d.j.'s, politicians and sketch artists. While those who consider themselves right wing say they strongly disliked Carter, few question that he was a good family man and a sincere human being. In his own words, he would be a much better president today than then.

Habitat for Humanity volunteers building a Salem, Oregon home.
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Those same pundits by the way, fell increasingly silent over the years as President Carter continued on with his journey of human advocacy, bringing to light programs like Habitat for Humanity which I have covered the results of several times, back when the U.S. wasn't fully entrenched in multiple protracted wars.

The PBS program 'American Experience' writes:

"...today, the same man is an admired figure in America and around the world, an elder statesman whose name is synonymous with honesty, integrity, and service to others. Carter received the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize for his ongoing efforts to make the world a better place. It is one of the great comeback stories of all time".

If President Barack Obama had been able to do just a small amount of what he said he would do, or adhere to a piece of his virtuous vision, he would be successful, but he is not. I would have voted for him just to see a Black American elected, I admit there is something about that concept that seemed like it had to be good, but the reality is that too many Americans are prejudice and that hurts the process, regardless of what we think about it. If Barack Obama were white, I suspect he would have been able to gain significantly better yardage. That is only a suspicion, it isn't a positive one, but it is based on some ugly behavior that has played out since Obama was elected.

Our readers know I pay a lot of attention to the recent Genocide in Sri Lanka also and when it comes to being a 'good guy' nation, I see the U.S. as dead in the water. For Sri Lanka, where there is no oil, Americans weren't there to lift a finger and stop an actual Genocide of human beings from taking place. After all, like Israel, the perpetrator, the Sinhalese government of Sri Lanka, is a 'friend' of the U.S.

Where was Obama? Busy with Eric Holder figuring out how to ensure profits for big pharma? After all it was Holder who kept Purdue's top officials from going to prison after they illegally said Oxycontin wasn't addictive or deadly. It literally is Holder's work as an attorney for Purdue that made Oxycontin go on to become the deadly scourge it is today

Holder's leadership has undercut America's security on the violent Mexican border and how about his denying he knew about the ATF&E gunrunning operation 'Fast and Furious'?

This debacle saw U.S. guns smuggled to Mexican drug cartels, almost 2,000, and one U.S. federal agent, possibly two, dead from shootouts with the very weapons Holder's program delivered. This is not the team we need in office, we need change, Obama lied. Iraq, Afghanistan, now Libya?

I have no idea if President James Carter would step back into the ring for one final full bore shot at fixing this world, I hope so. He was born in 1924, I know people older who are very very functional. I don't believe there are any reasons this man could not give us four years.

See: American Experience - PBS

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Tim King: Salem-News.com Editor and Writer

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as Salem-News.com's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Silver Spoke Award by the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (2011), Excellence in Journalism Award by the Oregon Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs (2010), Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), First-place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Tim has several years of experience in network affiliate news TV stations, having worked as a reporter and photographer at NBC, ABC and FOX stations in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. Tim was a member of the National Press Photographer's Association for several years and is a current member of the Orange County Press Club.

Serving the community in very real terms, Salem-News.com is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. As News Editor, Tim among other things, is responsible for publishing the original content of 82 Salem-News.com writers. He reminds viewers that emails are easily missed and urges those trying to reach him, to please send a second email if the first goes unanswered. You can write to Tim at this address: newsroom@salem-news.com




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COLLI July 29, 2011 5:50 am (Pacific time)

Time for a little thought and reflection . . . Is it a sheepskin or knowledge and common sense that speaks of a man's intelligence? Who acquires more knowledge of the world. . . the man who follows the herd or the one who chooses the path less taken? Who holds the higher ground . . . the man who defends the weak and defenseless or the person who picks-up a stone to throw with the rest of the crowd? Who instills more trust in you; the honest man with an open mind or the bully with a closed mind? I haven't met Tim personally but I've read his writings. They tell me that Tim is someone I could place full trust in if he was to tell me "I've got your back". I could never believe those words from someone who chose to engage in personal attacks rather than factual debate. Examine the man for what he does and tries to do regardless of whether he agrees with you or not! Only a very small person attacks someone based on their formal education and only a foolish and ignorant individual announces his own impotence to the world by attacking another on issues that really do not matter. Tim King will be remembered long after most of our headstones are moss-covered.


Anonymous July 28, 2011 10:42 am (Pacific time)

Be careful Tim and Colli...according to federal papers, given to state police (see MIAC report), Ron Paul supporters are now terrorists. Just thought I would let ya know. Same with returning veterans, those against the federal reserve, etc. Research "the MIAC report".


July 27, 2011 6:36 pm (Pacific time)

Yeah everyone is stupid except some ex-private with a G.E.D. who chases after rainbows and calls all those that disagree with him racists. No one cares man, except those who are in the same putgrid pod you are.

Tim King: It's rare that your insulting comments are ever posted, congrats, for once I didn't flush your words down the toilet.  I know you think I'm just terrible for not being a combat vet with twenty tours like you seem to claim to be, but here are a couple of facts, for what they're worth.  I have spent a total of three months in the war theaters, and when I was there I went on missions in both Afghanistan and Iraq, as often as possible.  I was as a child, in the LA County Unified School District's Mentally Gifted Minor (MGM) program and placed in very accelerated and challenging classes at a young age, third grade onward I was dubbed 'gifted' and that is sort of like being 'screwed' when you live in a shitty neighborhood in LA in the 70's where you couldn't turn around without somebody wanting to fight, or worse.  So as I reached high school I lost interest in school, it all sort of peaked and failed at an early age, and I only excelled for the rest of school in History and English,  fair to worse in other areas.  Then, yes, I quit high school and joined the Marines and my friends all thought I was nuts, and I probably was.  Yes, I have a GED, but you fail to mention that my score was in the top 1%  of  all people who take the GED.  After the military I went to college for three years, though I didn't finish, but I learned a great deal.  Yes, I spent most of my time in the Marines as a private, almost certainly wasn't really my cup of tea, though I was a Lance Corporal for a little while and a PFC for a good amount of the time.  So for the record, really, I know you always write and tell me what a this and that I am, but I am actually a well motivated person and I have a pretty obvious level of dedication to what I do.  I care about peace and ending war, I want to see fairness and equality and yes, I see racism in a lot of things but not where it isn't.  As for rainbows, I love rainbows, no doubt about it.  A 'putgrid' pod, not sure where you are with that one, but thanks just the same.  In the end you and the myriad others who always write terrible demoralizing things to me are a source of strength.  If you guys weren't doing this then I would not feel as effective, so you're like my status meter of sorts, dig?  So thanks for your help, really.


Anonymous July 28, 2011 4:09 am (Pacific time)

I also like and respect Tim King, but the situation in America is far more serious and nobody except the American people collectively can turn things around, if they want to. Jimmy Carter did not ever have the support of the system when he was President to be effective or to be his own man, and he surely would not have it today or tomorrow. Remember the former President was not too long ago was forced to make a public apology for apparently the inappropriate title of his recent book: Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. He'd be a fool to even want the job, considering the condition that the Office of the U.S. President is in! It is a shambles and it is full of broken furniture, miscreants, depraved, corrupt, treasonists. The roof leaks, the windows are dirty, the floor creaks and there is that bad stench which arises out of the scuppers. the damage inflicted by eight years of Neocon rule and the challenges of an increasingly daunting geopolitical scene, present a conundrum, is it even possible to go back to the way things were?

That is going to be the problem with any party, getting anyone of proper stature and sane mind, to even run, let alone someone who would have the courage, conviction and the support required to buck the system.

Nothing will change, and even if Obama is reelected, he will not change, and he will still be hated.

And if he is not reelected then whoever is elected will be replaced by more of the same and tolerated… long enough for the public to discover that nothing has changed and they will learn to hate the new President. That is how it has been for a few decades.

You know what and where the problem lies Tim, and nothing is going to change, until that situation changes and the American people learn and begin to take the bull by the horns and turn things around.

Debbie

Tim King: I know Debbie, I will keep going here and maybe things will get bad enough that people will take control, there really is inspiring philosophy from the American forefathers that is fully dismissed today, if we took the advice of men like Thomas Jefferson we truly would not be in this mess today.  Thanks for your thoughts always.


Tim King July 27, 2011 10:20 pm (Pacific time)

Well we're all entitled to see it the way we do, but I think we're missing the point, and this man is the best possible answer, and I actually think Ron Paul, were it not for the party difference, would be a good running mate.


Anonymous July 27, 2011 6:58 pm (Pacific time)

Jimmy: Tim is ok in my book. He, nor anyone is perfect, but he devotes his life, and I mean his real life, in efforts to get truth out when others, especially the mainstream news wont do. I might debate Tim on an issue or two, but my respect for Tim is very high. I understand Jimmy, your endgame scenario very well, and respect your thoughts on that subject much. I agree.. I guess my point is, maybe sometimes I disagree with Tim, but my respect for Tim stays strong. Tim, like all of us, are just trying to figure this all out. Maybe I, Stephen, need to read my own words that I write sometimes. I do continue to work on it.. I think that most people, including myself sometimes, do not realize how taxing it it to keep a website open that tries to at least keep some type of truth, in a world of complete deception...Thanks Tim..and I apologize for being a headache sometimes, but we all get frustrated under the current circumstances I suppose.


Colli July 27, 2011 6:36 pm (Pacific time)

I have to agree with Anonymous on this one. While I believe that Jimmy Carter was one of the best human beings ever to occupy the Whitehouse, I cannot say that I think he would do well given the current situation. I believe he would try his heart out but I do not believe he would be successful at resolving many of the issues we currently face. At this point, I would also have to throw my support to Ron Paul. I believe he is the most trustworthy of the potential contenders. To be completely honest, I think he is the only contender who is in any way trustworthy. I also agree 100% with what Anonymous is saying about the Federal Reserve. The big world banks and the individuals who control them are the single greatest danger the world faces at this time. They control individuals, companies, governments, and countries . . . covertly, but they are in control just the same. The problem is that if Ron Paul were to be elected by some gift from God, these same entities would see that he was taken out . . . just like JFK. Right now, between the Democrats and the Republicans, we have the single most corrupt and greedy bunch of elected officials ever to steal the pennies off a dead man’s eyes. Whoever is elected has one bitch of a job waiting for them! Until some of these corrupt bastards are tried and convicted for crimes against the people of the United States and the world, there will be no breaking the chokehold they have on our government or on the crooked way things are being done. I am not 100% certain that Ron Paul is the best man for the job but I am certain that right now he is the only man for the job . . . unless someone unexpected throws their hat in the ring. Sad isn't it?


July 27, 2011 9:03 am (Pacific time)

So Jimmy is okay for you, but the rest of America sure said no thanks and put in the best president America ever had in 1981, even better than George Washington. So this pretty well demonstrates the kind of people you and those of similar opinion have in comparison to the rest of the country. Here we are in the middle of a major economic crisis and you think we are going to change our priorities for people whose endgame is to destroy us? You are absolutely fun, thank you so much. You even make treasonous cowards like John Kerry, Reid, Pelosi, Ellison and Fonda look like patriots. Guess what, you are all alone in that stupor...lol.

Tim King: Yeah, what was I thinking?  Kindness, something in short order today, and it is mostly thanks to that movie actor president you idolize, man what an impact Hollywood has on people.  You're right, you far better represent what is American..  That however is my point.


Lucia Messina July 27, 2011 9:22 am (Pacific time)

thanks, nice thought ....


Anonymous July 27, 2011 8:43 am (Pacific time)

Hmmmm..Carter botched the shaw of iran situation, would not allow wheat trade with USSR during the cold war that would have eased tensions and been a help to American farmers, dont get me started on the panama canal. He did not say one word about the corrupt private bank that controls our economy, probably the most important factor in regards to a president. And I believe your comment about racism playing a part in obama's failures is absolute nonsense. If anything it helped him. Any time someone disagreed with obama, they were called racist. I just told people I was complaining about what is "white half" is doing, his black half was fine. :-) If it were me, I would take JFK, or Ron Paul. Luv ya my friend, but disagree on this specific issue. How about what is really going on in our OWN country? The planned economic collapse to bring in a world currency, the gustapo (TSA) being expanded to bus/train stations and check points feeling up little kids, 20,000 troops deployed in the U.S. for civil uprising (most of the troops will be foreigners), the takeover of our food and water supply by the bankers, pharma killing people, the criminalization of drugs while the military industrial complex is allowing massive amounts into the U.S., the pay for profit prisons, arming mexican gangs with high power weapons (some of which are in the U.S.)etc. etc .etc. Like I have said, WE are now Palestine. This is why I support Ron Paul, he has been exposing the corruption for over two decades. He may not rush to Palestinian aid, but he would quit giving money to israel and would support a Palestinian state.

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