How Jimmy Carter Transcends Politics
You don't have to be a person to follow former President Jimmy Carter's politics to admire the man. The former president is 95 years old and is still doing physical labor. Not because he has to, but because Carter is the true definition of a public servant. Most people who are in their 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s, avoid physical labor. President Carter embraces it. He travels across the country to literally help build homes for the less fortunate. He recently injured himself according to multiple published reports.
After suffering a fall at his home in Georgia on Monday night, Jimmy Carter is currently under observation and is being treated for a "minor pelvic injury". Carter, who turned 95 on October 1st, is said to be "in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home," reads a tweet sent Tuesday morning from The Carter Center. This is the third fall the former president has taken in the last few months. He underwent hip replacement surgery earlier this year. Besides being the oldest living president, last week Carter along with his wife Rosalynn celebrated 73 years of marriage, the longest of any presidential couple.
Regardless of ones politics, it would be nice to see more politicians having the heart of Jimmy Carter. He truly is a national treasure. Should protecting the former president from such injuries fall under the Secret Service's detail? How else can they protect him?