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Why Take these Clowns Seriously?

Below is a link to an MP3 file that features part of President Jimmy Carter’s July 1979 speech on energy policy.  Carter made all sorts of grand promises and commitments about reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil, blah, blah, blah.  Big words, government diktats, and collective ‘solutions’ to problems real and imaginary sounded no less silly back in the disco days than they do today.

Download National_Energy_Crisis_Address.mp3

(HT my friend Terry Brock)

I have no doubt that 30 years from now people will revisit the speeches, blog-posts, and writings of the likes of Barack Obama and John McCain and find them to be just as fancifully idiotic as is this speech by Jimmy Carter.