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Did Jimmy Carter Break The Law ?

by @ 10:09 am on April 23, 2008. Filed under Dumbasses, Foreign Affairs, Hamas, Israel, Middle East, War On Terror

There’s a pretty good argument that his recent adventures in the Middle East violated the Logan Act:

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

Of course, he’ll never be prosecuted, unless someone can find a way to charge him with being a gigantic ass.

H/T: Wizbang

One Response to “Did Jimmy Carter Break The Law ?”

  1. Dinah says:

    By this logic, I am also guilty. I sent an email to a Saudi Arabian head of state asking for the reconsideration of a death sentence. Rizana Nafeek, a 19 year old Sri Lankan maid was sentenced to die for the alleged murder of a baby in her care. However trifling my request may seem relative to the efforts and actions of Jimmy Carter, I was attempting to influence the actions of a foreign government. Is the government going to prosecute cases like mine? Or, will this law only be enforced when the circumstances offend conservatives?

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