I agree with Jimmy Carter?

This has been one weird week. First of all Jimmy Carter said the Zimmerman case was fair and he agreed with the verdict. I just assumed Cater forgot to drink the Kool-Aid that day and said something rational. However, now I just read the following excerpt:

One of Germany’s biggest newspapers – Spiegel –reports: 
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter … in the wake of the NSA spying scandal criticized the American political system. “America has no functioning democracy,” Carter said Tuesday at a meeting of the “Atlantic Bridge” in Atlanta.
Many other high-level U.S. officials have also warned that the U.S. is no longer a democracy.
Carter also said that the moral authority of of the U.S. has sharply declined due to excessive restriction of civil rights.
And –  and like many other top American officials– Carter also said that Edward Snowden’s revelations do not harm our national security, but are “useful”.

Has the world gone mad? Has senility actually turned Carter into a rationally thinking person? Did he finally realize that he had a soul. Even though I disagree with Carter's policies as president and most of them since his single term ended, I do believe one thing- that he actually cared for America. However, he went about showing it the wrong way. Unlike our current president-Obama- he wanted the US to succeed and for the country to be a world power. Unfortunately, his policies were wrong and he was a poor leader.

The sad thing is that Carter is right. The republic has fallen. Just like when Julius Caesar cross the Rubican and terminated Rome's democracy, that is what Obama has done to America. We have become a nanny state with big brother watching over us al all times, all places and everywhere. We have slowly given up our freedom and have snuggled up to the idea that the country can take better care of us than we can. It is sad but this is exactly what is happening. It was predicted this would be the consequence of an Obama administration and it has come to fruition.

Well Carter, you are 2 for 2 this week. Can you make it 3 out of 3?