Quotation by Jimmy Carter

Our decision about energy will test the character of the American people and the ability of the President and the Congress to govern this nation. This difficult effort will be the "moral equivalent of war," except that we will be uniting our efforts to build and not to destroy.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Address to the Nation, April 18, 1977, quoted in Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President, p. 91, New York: Bantam Books (1982).

Urging the American people to cooperate in order to resolve the energy crisis.
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