President Jimmy Carter opened up about politics versus faith, his relationship with his father and his desire for power in order to make positive change in the world during a 1976 interview with former White House Press Secretary and political commentator Bill Moyers. This interview was wonderfully animated for the lost interview series “Blank on Blank”
I think one of the major responsibilities I have as a leader and as a potential leader is to try to establish justice and that applies to a broad gamut of things — international affairs, peace, equality, elimination of injustice in tax programs, in our criminal justice system and so forth. It’s not a crusade. It’s just common sense. …In the absence of that leadership, there is no leadership, and the country drifts. So strong President, yes, but an autocratic President, an imperial Presidency, no.