Saturday, April 22, 2006

Happy Earth Day

29 Years Ago This Week

[Mp3] - Jimmy Carter delivered this televised speech on April 18, 1977.


This was one of several speeches that Carter gave during his Presidency about the energy challenges facing America.

This one, the "Crisis of Confidence" speech, delivered on July 15, 1979, seemed particularly important to revisit on this Earth Day, 2006. Can you imagine George W. Bush ever giving a speech like this? I envisioned every President since (and including) FDR doing it. But not Bush.

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