He ... was ... wrong.
I was a 9/12 marcher ... I am not a racist. Mr. Carter is very presumptuous to make that decision about a million Americans peaceably standing up to be heard in D.C.
I have written commentary on Jimmy Carter before ... said it then and I'll say it again: "With all due respect ... Jimmy Carter needs to shut up."
Now Harrisonburg's James Madison University wants to award him the "Global Nonviolence Award" on Monday, September 21.
JMU's press release about the event said:
The award ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, September 21, 2009, at JMU Convocation Center, 895 University Boulevard, Harrisonburg.Many JMU students protested Barack Obama's presence on campus last fall. Word is they will do the same with Jimmy Carter on Monday.
Reserved seating for the event is sold out but $5 general admission seats are still available. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the ceremony and are available online; by phone at 540.568.3853; or for pick-up at JMU Convocation Center Ticket Office (Entrance D).