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CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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Oval Office
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1981  (Actual Year)
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20:58:03 - 21:03:19
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WETA "Jimmy Carter FAREWELL SPEECH"

CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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491340_1_2
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Oval Office
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1981  (Actual Year)
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20:58:03 - 20:58:41
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11519
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Jimmy Carter from the Oval Office. Because of the fragmented pressures of special interests, it's very important that the office of the president be a strong one, and that its constitutional authority be preserved. The president is the only elected official charged with the primary responsibility of representing all the people. In the moments of decision, after the different and conflicting views have been aired, it is the president who then must speak to the nation and for the nation.

CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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Oval Office
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1981  (Actual Year)
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I understand after four years in office, as few others can, how formidable is the task the new president-elect is about to undertake. To the very limits of conscience and conviction, I pledge to support him in that task. I wish him success, and Godspeed. I know from experience that presidents have to face major issues that are controversial, broad in scope, and which do not arouse the natural support of a political majority.

CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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491340_1_4
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Oval Office
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1981  (Actual Year)
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For a few minutes now, I want to lay aside my role as leader of one nation, and speak to you as a fellow citizen of the world about three issues, three difficult issues: The threat of nuclear destruction, our stewardship of the physical resources of our planet, and the pre-eminence of the basic rights of human beings.

CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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491340_1_5
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Oval Office
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1981  (Actual Year)
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Jimmy Carter on Nuclear Destruction. It's now been 35 years since the first atomic bomb fell on Hiroshima. The great majority of the world's people cannot remember a time when the nuclear shadow did not hang over the earth. Our minds have adjusted to it, as after a time our eyes adjust to the dark. Yet the risk of a nuclear conflagration has not lessened. It has not happened yet, thank God, but that can give us little comfort, for it only has to happen once. The danger is becoming greater. As the arsenals of the superpowers grow in size and sophistication and as other governments acquire these weapons. It may only be a matter of time before madness, desperation, greed or miscalculation lets lose this terrible force. In an all-out nuclear war, more destructive power than in all of World War II would be unleashed every second during the long afternoon it would take for all the missiles and bombs to fall. A World War II every second; more people killed in the first few hours than all the wars of history put together. The survivors, if any, would live in despair amid the poisoned ruins of a civilization that had committed suicide.

CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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Oval Office
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1981  (Actual Year)
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National weakness, real or perceived, can tempt aggression and thus cause war. That's why the United States can never neglect its military strength. We must and we will remain strong. But with equal determination, the United States and all countries must find ways to control and to reduce the horrifying danger that is posed by the enormous world's stockpiles of nuclear arms.

CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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Oval Office
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This has been a concern of every American president since the moment we first saw what these weapons could do. Our leaders will require our understanding and our support as they grapple with this difficult but crucial challenge. There is no disagreement on the goals or the basic approach to controlling this enormous destructive force. The answer lies not just in the attitudes or actions of world leaders, but in the concern and demands of all of us as we continue our struggle to preserve the peace.

CARTER FAREWELL SPEECH

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Oval Office
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Nuclear weapons are an expression of one side of our human character. But there is another side. The same rocket technology that delivers nuclear warheads has also taken us peacefully into space. From that perspective, we see our Earth as it really is -- a small and fragile and beautiful blue globe, the only home we have. We see no barriers of race or religion or country. We see the essential unity of our species and our planet; and with faith and common sense, that bright vision will ultimately prevail.