Tags: Presidential History | jimmy carter | peacetime | address | quotes | speech

Jimmy Carter Peacetime Address Highlights: 14 Quotes From Speech

By    |   Monday, 01 Jun 2015 03:53 PM

As the United States’ 39th president, Jimmy Carter held office from 1977 to 1981. Despite only serving one term in the Oval Office, Carter has remained active in the world of politics, working hard for advancements in peace negotiations and even earning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

His 1979 State of the Union Address made the national budget and healthcare the primary focus.

How Do You Rate Carter Among American Presidents? You Can Vote in Newsmax’s Presidential Survey – Click Here Now

Here are 14 highlights from the peacetime speech:

1. “Our children who will be born this year will come of age in the 21st century. What kind of society, what kind of world are we building for them? Will we ourselves be at peace? Will our children enjoy a better quality of life? Will a strong and united America still be a force for freedom and prosperity around the world? Tonight, there is every sign that the state of our Union is sound.”

2. “Our liberties are secure. Our military defenses are strong and growing stronger. And more importantly, tonight, America — our beloved country — is at peace.”

3. “The challenge to us is to build a new and firmer foundation for the future — for a sound economy, for a more effective government, for more political trust, and for a stable peace — so that the America our children inherit will be even stronger and even better than it is today.”

4. “In our relations with our potential adversaries, it is a myth that we must choose between confrontation and capitulation. Together, we build the foundation for a stable world of both diversity and peace.”

5. “I've sent to this Congress a stringent but a fair budget, one that, since I ran for President in 1976, will have cut the Federal deficit in half. And as a percentage of our gross national product, the deficit will have dropped by almost 75 percent.”

6. “The 1980 budget provides enough spending restraint to begin unwinding inflation, but enough support for our country to keep American workers productive and to encourage the investments that provide new jobs. We will continue to mobilize our Nation's resources to reduce our trade deficit substantially this year and to maintain the strength of the American dollar.”

Who Is Your Favorite President? You Can Vote in Newsmax’s Presidential Survey – Click Here Now

7. “A responsible budget is not our only weapon to control inflation. We must act now to protect all Americans from health care costs that are rising $1 million per hour, 24 hours a day, doubling every 5 years. We must take control of the largest contributor to that inflation: skyrocketing hospital costs.”

8. “With the support of the American people, government in recent decades has helped to dismantle racial barriers, has provided assistance for the jobless and the retired, has fed the hungry, has protected the safety, health, and bargaining rights of American workers, and has helped to preserve our natural heritage.”

9. “A strong economy and an effective government will restore confidence in America. But the path of the future must be charted in peace. We must continue to build a new and a firm foundation for a stable world community. We are building that new foundation from a position of national strength — the strength of our own defenses, the strength of our friendships with other nations, and of our oldest American ideals.”

10.
“We have no desire to be the world's policeman. But America does want to be the world's peacemaker. We are building the foundation for truly global cooperation, not only with Western and industrialized nations but with the developing countries as well. Our ties with Japan and our European allies are stronger than ever, and so are our friendly relations with the people of Latin America, Africa, and the Western Pacific and Asia.”

11. “I'm grateful that in the past year, as in the year before, no American has died in combat anywhere in the world. And in Iran, Nicaragua, Cyprus, Namibia, and Rhodesia, our country is working for peaceful solutions to dangerous conflicts.”

12. “The new foundation of international cooperation that we seek excludes no nation. Cooperation with the Soviet Union serves the cause of peace, for in this nuclear age, world peace must include peace between the super powers — and it must mean the control of nuclear arms.”

13. “The path of arms control, backed by a strong defense, the path our Nation and every President has walked for 30 years, can lead to a world of law and of international negotiation and consultation in which all peoples might live in peace. In this year 1979, nothing is more important than that the Congress and the people of the United States resolve to continue with me on that path of nuclear arms control and world peace. This is paramount.”

14. “The new foundation I've discussed tonight can help us build a nation and a world where every child is nurtured and can look to the future with hope, where the resources now wasted on war can be turned towards meeting human needs, where all people have enough to eat, a decent home, and protection against disease.”

Carter or Obama: Who Is The Better President? Vote in Newsmax’s Presidential Survey – Click Here Now

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
As the United States' 39th president, Jimmy Carter held office from 1977 to 1981. Despite only serving one term in the Oval Office, Carter has remained active in the world of politics, working hard for advancements in peace negotiations and even earning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
jimmy carter, peacetime, address, quotes, speech
886
2015-53-01
Monday, 01 Jun 2015 03:53 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved