Santa Claus gave this Designated Conservative an unusual Christmas gift: A book of former President Jimmy Carter’s poetry. After cursory investigation, a poem was uncovered that ought to be the subject of Congressional investigations and a 20/20 expose!
Entitled Always a Reckoning and Other Poems, this small volume is a collection of the former President’s prose on a variety of topics, from stargazing on the White House roof to musings from his childhood in Plains, Georgia.
In “Progress Does Not Always Come Easy,” Mr. Carter freely admits that the dead voted regularly for Democrats in the Georgia State Legislature (at the time Mr. Carter was a member the Georgia legislature was overwhelmingly dominated by Democrats).
Unfortunately for Mr. Carter, as it turns out the dead decided not to vote to re-elect him when he tried to restrict decedent voting rights! Here is the poem:
Progress Does Not Always Come Easy
by Jimmy Carter
As a legislator in my state
I drew up my first law to say
that citizens could never vote again
after they had passed away.
My fellow members faced the troubling issue
bravely, locked in hard debate
on whether, after someone’s death had come,
three years should be adequate
to let the family, recollecting him,
determine how a loved one may
have cast a vote if he had only lived
to see the later voting day.
My own neighbors warned me I had gone
too far in changing what we’d always done,
I lost the next campaign, and failed to carry
a single precinct with a cemetery.
So, my fellow designated conservatives, the question for you today is, “Should we make Mr. Carter’s prose an ongoing feature?” There is plenty more good stuff like this in the book. As we wile away the hours before the start of the 2012 Presidential campaign, would you like to read more?
Post your vote in the comments below….