Letters, Aug. 13, 1979

Carter's Crisis

To the Editors:

President Carter [July 23] has tried being Moses, Isaiah and Jesus Christ all at once, when what we need is a Caesar. John R. Warren San Antonio

In his speech, Carter exhibited admirable characteristics of openness, honesty and humility, all of which are essential to a democratic society. In time of crisis we must be extremely careful in accepting the leadership of those who claim to have all the answers.

Jacob Weitzer North Miami Beach, Fla.

Why, oh why, didn't our founding forefathers make stupidity an impeachable offense?


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