Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cut Carter Off from the Public Trough

If you are outraged that your tax dollars were supporting negotiations with terrorists, thanks to former President Jimmy "nobody told me not to meet with terrorists" Carter, you can send a strong message to Mr. Carter: If you meet with terrorists - you pay a price, says the American Center for Law and Justice.

Add your name to the American Center for Law and Justice's online petition to cut off Carter Center Funding.

"Against the advice of the White House and Members of Congress, former President Jimmy Carter decided to meet with Hamas - one of the world's most dangerous terrorist organizations.

It's the same group whose Charter calls for the destruction of Israel ... and who routinely kills Christians in Gaza and the West Bank. The former president's meeting with Hamas has been roundly condemned by the U.S. and Israel," stated a new email from ACLJ.

Now, there's an effort on Capitol Hill to fight back. New legislation has been introduced that will strip federal funding from former President Carter's Georgia-based ''Carter Center'' ... which has already received nearly $20 million of your federal tax money, according to a ACLJ.

The CARTER Act, spearheaded by Rep. Joe Knollenberg (Michigan's 9th Congressional District), is the bold result of growing bi-partisan backlash on Capitol Hill.

''America must speak with one voice against our terrorist enemies.'' Rep. Knollenberg said. ''It sends a fundamentally troubling message when an American dignitary is engaged in dialogue with terrorists. My legislation will make sure that taxpayer dollars are not being used to support discussions or negotiations with terrorist groups.''

The ramifications of Carter's meddling in the Middle East should be loud and clear ... you meet with terrorists, you pay a price. The American people will not stand for tax dollars supporting terrorist negotiations.

Stand with concerned Members of Congress working to pull the plug on federal funding of Carter's organization. Sign the petition at

Don't forget to thank Congressman Knollenberg and take the poll on his web site to show your support for his legislation.

Congressman Joe Knollenberg

Washington Office

2349 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-5802

Fax: (202) 226-2356