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February 18, 2013

No one's perfect, even presidents

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Niagara Gazette — • Thirty-ninth President Jimmy Carter studied nuclear physics at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and was a speed reader, having been recorded reading 2,000 words per minute.

As Americans, it can only improve our appreciation for the rights and privileges we sometimes take for granted by learning about the lives and deeds of our leaders. Too often, we fail to see the important lessons presented to us by the past.

And while we may build statues and monuments to past presidents, we must keep in mind that they, too, were mere mortals who make mistakes. These, too, we can learn from.

-- The Daily Star, Oneonta

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