Quotation by Jimmy Carter

Our system of government, in spite of Vietnam, Cambodia, CIA, Watergate, is still the best system of government on earth. And the greatest resource of all are the 215 million Americans who still have within us the strength, the character, the intelligence, the experience, the patriotism, the idealism, the compassion, the sense of brotherhood on which we can rely in the future to restore the greatness to our country.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. The Presidential Campaign 1976, Vol. 3: The Debates, p. 89, compiled under the direction of the Committee on House Administration; Washington, DC: Government Printing Office (1979).

Debating President Gerald Ford to win the presidency in 1976.
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