17 April 2008

CARTER Could Hurt The Carter Center

Congressman Joe Knollenberg, a Republican from Michigan, is pushing legislation to block federal funding of the Carter Center due to Jimmy Carter's manic meetings with top Hamas leaders. This bill, the Coordinated American Response to Extreme Radicals (get it, "CARTER" lordy, U.S. Representatives are clever), would stop the flow of cash from tax payer's pockets to Carter's projects.

According to Joe, the Carter Center has received $19 million in federal funding since 2001 and he believes that, in light of recent events, that is no longer acceptable:

"America must speak with one voice against our terrorist enemies. It sends a fundamentally troubling message when an American dignitary is engaged in dialogue with terrorists. My legislation will make sure that taxpayer dollars are not used to support discussions or negotiations with terrorist groups."
This is a tough call because the Carter Center also does a lot of good for those in need. That said, there is no shortage of charitable organizations in this country that could use that money to help others without their leader bucking U.S. policy and playing smoochy face with terrorist organizations.

Stayed tuned. And take a few minutes to write your representative to see where they stand on Joe Knollenberg's bill and Jimmy Carter's personal State Department.

3 comments :

  1. Nikki said...

    Love this!! I think a few other blogs have had the same thing going on...maybe they can take away his peace prize??? :)N

  2. Freadom said...

    It's sad to see Jimmy Carter taking away from his own legacy.

  3. Khaki Elephant said...

    I guess now this is his legacy. A shame because he did so much with Habitat for Humanity, a fantastic org.