Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cut Federal Funding for the Carter Center

Joe Knollenberg, a Republican from Michigan's 9th Congressional District, introduced legislation yesterday that would prohibit the federal government from giving any more funds to the Carter Center. "America must speak with one voice against our terrorist enemies. It sends a fundamentally troubling message when an American dignitary is engaged in dialogue with terrorists," Knollenberg said, "My legislation will make sure that taxpayer dollars are not being used to support discussions or negotiations with terrorist groups." The bill is called the Coordinated American Response to Extreme Radicals Act or CARTER Act. But with a Democratic majority in the House don't expect the CARTER Act to become law. Still, at least Knollenberg is acting as a matter of principle.

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