Is it time to revoke Jimmy Carter’s passport?

Considering his latest outrageous diplomatic antic (one of many), is it about time for former pres. Jimmy Carter (D-Moonbattia) to have his passport revoked? Rep. Sue Myrick (R-9th district in NC) says yes:

WASHINGTON –Rep. Sue Myrick wants America to “wake up” and stop allowing terrorism to proliferate — and if that means revoking the passport of a former U.S. president or examining the preaching of prison chaplains, that’s what she’s prepared to do.

The Charlotte Republican on Friday released a list of 10 items she hopes will help peel back the layers on how radical elements of Islam might be infiltrating the military, school rooms and other elements of society. She also wants to stop the government from supporting terrorist organizations through financial investments and military sales.

Earlier this week, she called for President Jimmy Carter’s passport to be revoked because he met with Hamas, a Palestinian group that the U.S. government says supports terrorism.

“His actions reward terrorists, lend support and provide legitimacy to their belief that violence will eventually get them what they want,” Myrick said. Carter could not be reached on Friday.

The co-founder of the House anti-terrorism caucus has spent an increasing amount of time trying to tackle what she views as threats posed at home by extremists, an issue that fuels her commitment to deporting illegal immigrants.

Van Helsing thinks it’s a good idea:

These days it’s apparently too much to ask that Carter be prosecuted for sedition (for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize). But revoking his passport to minimize the mischief he can cause in the future is the least we can do. Better still, since Carter has made it obvious that he hates this country anyway, he should be denied reentry. Then he could spend his waning years doing what he loves best: nibbling the toes of terrorists.


While the idea is appealing on many levels, I don’t see it happening, primarily because the far left, including DNC Chair Howie Dean, Dem frontrunner Barack Obama, and other prominent apologists for Carter and others like him, will scream “freedom of speech violation!!!!” which would, of course, totally ignore the main point, that being that Carter is deliberately interfering and countering US policy in the Middle East with his visits and “talks” with “leaders.” The equally left-leaning media would gleefully amplify the charges coming from the Democrat party so much so that weak-kneed Republicans would back off, primarily because it’s an election year and they won’t want the negative publicity.

And speaking of Carter and Obama, Billy Hollis at the QandO blog writes about Obama’s comments over the weekend in which he suggested McCain would be better than Bush which, hilariously, pretty much ruins the Dems “McSame” plan for the general election, as Hillary supporter Taylor Marsh notes here. With that in mind, Hollis asked in his post: “Do you want a third term for George Bush or a second term for Jimmy Carter?” Obama, Hollis indicated, would be the second Jimmy Carter.

Although I don’t believe that GWB and McCain are exactly the same, they are close enough on the issue that matters most to me – Iraq, so ya’ll know my answer to the above question.

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