Tao of personal leadership

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    I just started reading the Tao of Personal Leadership. figured it would look interesting. So i open the book this morning and I almost through the book down cause the dedication was so unbelievable. It said:

    "To President Jimmy Carter, whose vision, courage, and integrity have transformed problems into possibilities, and conflict into Cooperation."

    I was just totally floored by this. I mean what person in their sanity would think Jimmy Carter was a good leader. I mean we are talking about possibly the Worst President in American history here. A man who took us into double digit inflation high unemployment. Caused the problems we currently have with Iran and indirectly Iraq since the fall of the Shah was what motivated Saddam to take control of Iraq. This is a man who bribed the North Koreans with nuclear power to stop developing nuclear weapons (one of the dumbest ideas known to man) and a man who is good buddies with Castro in Cuba. This is the man that this book of leadership is encouraged to.

    Its sad I was hoping and still hoping that this book would be good but already im like seriously disappointed.
     
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    And don't forget that it was Jimmy Carter who was responsible for causing America to lose control of the Panama Canal, which is vital to the security of our country. Guess who operates the Canal now and is in total control of what ships can and cannot pass through? COMMUNIST CHINA!
     
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    Jimmy Carter was nowhere near the worst president in american history. There are many before him that are indeed highly qualified candidates for that auspicious title.
     
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    There have been a few bad apples in the bunch, that's for sure. Who would your top five be?
     
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    depends upon how you're grading them but overall I'd list it like this: top 5 worst presidents.

    5) Bill Clinton
    4) Richard Nixon
    3) Woodrow Wilson
    2) FDR
    1) Abraham Lincoln
     
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    Don't forget LBJ.
     
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    LBJ is one of the next 5, I didn't forget him. ;)
     
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    Wow! FDR and Abraham Lincoln are quite a shock. Both of them would be in my top five U.S. presidents. Why do you think they were bad presidents?
     
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    HUGE, and I mean HUGE , civil liberties violations as well as going WAY outside the constitution.

    Lincoln for arresting people for criticizing the civil war to maintain the union and FDR for the japanese-american internment
     
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    I agree with you on the interment - bad, bad , bad

    Whatever Lincoln had to do to preserve the Union I think was justified. You site civil liberties violations - but me thinks the entire point of the civil war was to free the slaves and preserve the Union?

    :)
     

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