A pastor was surprised that I would consider going into politics, and strongly advised me that I not become involved such a discredited profession. We had a heated argument, and he finally asked, `If you want to be of service to other people, why don’t you go into the ministry or into some honorable social service work?’ On the spur of the moment I retorted, `How would you like to be a pastor of a church with 80,000 members?’ He finally admitted it was possible to stay honest and at the same time minister to the needs of the 80,000 citizens of the l4th senate district (of Georgia). By: Jimmy Carter Source: Why Not The Best?, 1975, page 79

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