Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is an American embarrassment. He incessantly yearns to be an important player on the worldâ€™s stage. Boiled down to the bone, he has been a dismal failure in almost everything he has attempted.
While in the United States Navy he aspired to submarine command. When more qualified candidates prevailed he returned to the peanut farm.
The one place he could get his way was in his hometown church. As the â€œhead deaconâ€ in his Baptist church he pulled rank over all the other deacons and often made the lives of his pastors unbearably difficult. As long as they did as he ordered â€“ all went well. One of his pastors with whom I spent several days, referred to him as a very arrogant and deceptive deacon.