Ben Carson on why he spoke out in front of Obama and why I think he HAS to runSubmitted by Ian56 on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 07:43
for President in 2016.
Dr Benjamin Carson speaks words full of truth, words full of wisdom
"What I said was not right wing, it wasn't left wing - it was logic and common sense .....people are starving for this out of Washington DC - I don't know where we left our brains"
Yes - Dr Carson's speech was entirely logical and contained huge dollops of common sense, understanding and knowledge of, America's problems.
Yes - people are starving for it - they will literally be starving if things are not radically changed.
Yes - Washington DC do not use their brains or common sense and the electorate no longer think for themselves.
"We have gone from a can do nation to a - what can you do for me nation"
(From JFK's inaugural address -
""The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it – and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country."
I would add as Benjamin Carson basically said above :-
"ask not what your country can do for you - ask what YOU can do for YOURSELF")
JFK would not recognise the America of today - it is anathema to all that he stood for - freedom, prosperity and the well being of ALL Americans.)
"We are destroying the fabric of this nation"
"People don't know about anything. They don't know about history, they don't know about technology, they know so little the news media is able to tell them whatever they (the news media) want them to think"
This guy REALLY understands America's problems.
And most of the reason why America has such huge problems is identified in Benjamin Carson's comments and what his mother forced him to do to turn his life completely around as a kid.
People don't turn off the TV and read books - they do not inform and educate THEMSELVES.
"people say - well that's what they said on the news, people don't think for themselves"
Americans have left their brains in the trash can - they do not accept anything unless they see it in mainstream print or on mainstream TV. Even when somebody totally destroys what has been said in mainstream print or on mainstream TV, with reason and logic and common sense, they don't want to accept the media is laying a false narrative to them.
"The founders of our nation said, our nation will fundamentally change when people are so ignorant they are easily led"
That single statement sums up what America has become today.
"WE have to get rid of Political Correctness and let people say what they really mean, let them really be able to express their ideals"
From earlier in the interview on Political Correctness and why it is dangerous and counter productive for America :-
"One of our founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression and yet we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say - on what they can think. The media is the largest proponent of this - crucifying people for saying things that are quite innocent and well meant."
I wrote the same thing on my blog - just a few days ago.
If people are unable to clearly identify what the problems are and what they think the solutions might be, because of free speech limitations imposed by Political Correctness - the problems will never be truly described and explained, they will never be understood and they will NEVER BE SOLVED.
"I would be willing to debate anyone on the President's Health team and show how it can be improved and done for less money."
I BET HE CAN.
I bet that American healthcare could be improved by 400% if Dr Benjamin Carson had a free hand.
Dr Carson's TV interview in full
This guy HAS to run for President.
There is no one else out there that fundamentally understands America's problems and has the will, the principles and the ideas to turn things around.
There is no one else out there that will be able to generate a REAL debate amongst countless millions Americans about what needs to be done to turn things around.
This guy is modest, he is not power hungry.
I think he would be very ready to listen to other people's ideas that expand upon and build upon the GREAT ideas he already has.
His ideas would already take America in a large leap in the right direction instead of continuing America's current insidious decline - which is where both parties are currently taking us.
Let's have a REAL discussion and debate about what needs to happen to turn America around and get it heading in the RIGHT direction again.
Let's get America headed back UP again - stronger and more prosperous, not headed down - weaker and poorer.
Let's have that REAL debate with tens of millions of Americans.
The full version of Dr Benjamin Carson's truly amazing speech on 7th February in front of Barack Obama.
I further propose that Ron Paul act as Benjamin Carson's senior economic and Foreign Policy advisor, perhaps as his Treasury Sec and that Judge Napolitano act as his senior legal advisor, perhaps as Attorney General or to sit on the Supreme Court.
A POWERFUL voice of moderation needs to arise from the center.
Is Ben Carson that voice?