president jimmy carter
I first met Elie in 1986 shortly after I joined the staff of the project to build the museum. It was at a meeting of the
Jason Carter is a partner at Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP where he represents clients in high stakes business litigation. He combines a successful litigation practice with a strong commitment to public service.
In December, the former president announced that he was cancer-free.
It doesn't mean the former president is cured.
Melanoma is increasing in frequency. This is probably due to increasing sun exposure without using sunscreen, as well as
As Jimmy Carter faces cancer, many of the people who were influenced by this gracious, thoughtful man are brought to sadness. I am one of them. President Carter told me what I needed to hear -- that I was not doing enough in service to the world.
When I had no safety at home, when food was scarce and my life seemed impossibly violent and out of control, you became President. You instilled a belief in me that moral leadership will win.
Since Democrats raced to distance themselves from Carter with almost as much vigor as Republican embraced him, the Carter failure meme has gone unchallenged for 35 years. With Carter's announcement that he is fighting advanced cancer, maybe it is time to set the record straight.
Photos show the former president's most important moments.