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Ben Carson on why he spoke out in front of Obama and why I think he HAS to run

for President in 2016.

http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/ben-carson-on-why-he-spo...

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU700OAvkn4

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.

Appendix
The full version of Dr Benjamin Carson's truly amazing speech on 7th February in front of Barack Obama.
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/everybody-in-america-sho...

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?
Let's see.
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/a-powerful-voice-of-mode...




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It's no wonder things are the way they are

For those who are concerned about people promoting this guy for president because of one little talk at a breakfast, fear not. TV news anchors and guys from youtube will emerge that will make them all forget ole Ben as fast as they found him.

This Guy is Establishment

Left and right are two sides of same coin. This guy is the center of that coin, so what?

Sorry, I appreciate what you're saying, but we can't just take everyone that sounds cool at the moment and say "for president for president" and solve our problems.

That's childish, and this guy would NOT make a good president.

the fact

that this guy is being propagated on fox news should give you pause. Remember even george bush jr. promoted a humble foriegn policy when he was candidate bush

Wow, wow, wow

What a wonderful man. He is probably in grave danger for speaking so much wisdom, thank you for posting this. It is good to know that such a man still exists in the world.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Someone commented on the Wall

Someone commented on the Wall Street Journal article that the puppet masters are already hard at work looking for skeletons in which to destroy this man. That is not a stretch to me at all.

Run for what? He "might" make a good US Senator or Congressman

But he is in no position to run for President.

He has no political history what-so-ever and thus no voting record to stand on.

My guess is that he will say all the right things and do all the wrong things... because he has never been tested.

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DOCTOR PAUL... Like the guy

DOCTOR PAUL... Like the guy said quite a few of the founders were... DOCTORS... So you believe that in order to be considered a possible candidate for president you must have participated in a body that has less than 10% approval rating? We hired Obama as president with ZERO real world experience an that is working out well cuz he was in congress for a minute..

The guy gives a good speech

and he's being promoted to run in 2016 already? Man you fuckers are way to obvious.

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Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution, inevitable.

And guys like you will NEVER improve things

You don't really want to.

You are much happier whining and complaining.

I say give the guy a chance and let's see.
Let's see if he can get a REAL debate going in this country about how to turn this country around from total disaster.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

"I say give the guy a chance and let's see."

Give the guy a chance? You've already ran down to your precinct to vote for the fucker. The guy just came on the scene and you're calling fore him to run for president..

Fuck NO I don't want changes like that.. if that's your idea of making a difference, count me the fuck out, shill.

Do morons like you even stop for a nanosecond and think about the so called logic you function under? You may be able to write up a plea for your, most likely, establishment dummy, but you don't have the sense a gnat was given OR this is yet another ploy to garner the Liberty vote..

Throw the repubes answer to Obama on TV, get him to say a few good words, get Hannity to pose the president question, he plays shy about it and defers to God.. then the establishment hacks run in and try to work the crowds into a froth over him. Let's see what grows legs and run with it.

People LIKE YOU throw up red flags.

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Don't be so negative. The

Don't be so negative. The speech was 30 minutes long. Dr. Carson didn't have time to talk about everything. But he said enough things to make me want to know more. It was like the first time I ever heard Ron Paul at the 2007 South Carolina GOP debate in May. Because of that debate alone, I knew I had to find out more about that man. It was almost the same after watching Ben Carson's speech. Now I want to know more about him. Wait, research and then decide.

Don't correct me when I'm obviously right peon. It's annoying..

I'm not the one that's cheering for the guy's run already. I find it HIGHLY strange that people would be calling for him to run after one speech AND write up a wall of text about it too AFTER ONE SPEECH.

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LOL. Obviously you didn't

LOL. Obviously you didn't like what Dr. Carson had to say. He advised being respectful to other people opinions even if you disagree. BTW- I'm not cheering for his run either. I specifically said more research on issues was needed. That's all I have to say. I don't argue with overly emotional people. ;-)

You have got to be stupid...

"Obviously you didn't like what Dr. Carson had to say."

Yeah? How did you come to that conclusion peanut? It just so happens that I watched the video of him on Hannity and thought it was great. So no it's not obvious, RealTard.

"BTW- I'm not cheering for his run either."

Nobody said you were.. It's not all about you buddy.

"That's all I have to say. I don't argue with overly emotional people. ;-)"

Probably best because I care little for arguing with morons. ;)

LOL

And I could care even less about being "respectful" to idiots and idiotic ideology as well. You keep pretending that it will change something in this political mess we're in.

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You should take some midol an

You should take some midol an a nap maybe

BRILLIANT

:)

I had to ask what midol was - having never taken it.
I now understand why I hadn't heard of it (or ever taken it).

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

You should stop beating your head against a wall

as a hobby.

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Yep, It is Mindboggling

Some guy/gal says something agreeable, such as this guy, Rand Paul, Dennis Kucinich, etc, and the next thing one sees is people calling for that persons election as POTUS or something.

Rarely does one see any research of or any real knowledge of the speaker's ethic, principles or philosophy beyond what was said and a few other snippets, yet the rally for their election is just as predictable as it is pathetic AND it is always illustrative.

It's a trip for sure

and more than irritating when people are passing around that we're some of the smartest and most awakened people in the country. I'm not seeing that lately.

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There are Certainly Some...

...smart folks here, but they are vastly outnumbered by the herd of emotive, wishy-washy quasi-leftist, quasi-neocon, seeming easily led college-kids and no-nothings, that seem to rule the day here.

Overall, I am not impressed nor heartened by this continual representation of the so-called 'liberty-movement'.

wow!

I don't understand why somebody has to be called "stupid" for having an opinion. That doesn't sound like the message of Dr. Paul and liberty at all. Maybe I'm following the wrong site for liberty.

Where...

...did I call anyone, as you attribute to me the quote, "stupid"?

How about you read and react to what I actually wrote, rather than to what you either 'feel' that I wrote or want to twist what I wrote into?

Okay?

"Overall, I am not impressed nor heartened by this continual

representation of the so-called 'liberty-movement'"

Me either brother.

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Great to see

a principled, God fearing man, speak in a crowded den of thieves. Take not all who abstain from embracing the author of the Holy Bible. The bible is a road map to liberty and eternal salvation after we crump on this planet.

n psychology, cognitive dissonance is the excessive mental stress and discomfort[1] experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time.

I love this guy!

He very well could be an end the fed type, just from the brief "fiscal policy" note. Hopefully he'll start being more well known so that we learn more about him.

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We've GOT to have someone OTHER...

than Rand Paul to defeat hitlery "i don't recall" clinton.

Someone who can appeal to ALL Americans.

This could very well be our "go to" guy!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I'm sorry but

Where does he stand on foreign policy?
Where does he stand on civil liberties?
Where does he stand on the federal reserve?

These are the three issues that are necessary for a candidate to be worth anyything to someone who supports liberty.

I'm very cautious of getting over enthusiastic and i encourage everyone to be cautious before getting on the Carson band wagon.

He for all we know could be pro NDAA, pro Patriot Act, pro torture, pro drones, pro federal reserve, pro US empire, etc.

Carson bandwagon

Let's start with the fact that he is NOT running, so you may be waiting a long time. He has no agenda other than having been a very successful neurosurgeon. He gave a speech because he was invited to do so, as he has done in the past which did not lead him to go out and "run for office". Sorry some here have never heard of him. Many of us have...Lastly, if anyone else had stood in the pres. face and said what this man had the guts to say, many here would be coordinating a parade. Give respect to whom respect is due. This man did a courageous thing.

Didn't mean to offend anybody

The original post was a 1000 word long essay as to why he HAS to run with many on the DP giving it an up vote.

So my comment was within the context of this man running for president and people on the DP getting over enthusiastic, and i'm just saying before anyone should get excited that they should know where he stands on the important issues (not to diminish education and healthcare, because they are super important too).

He probably hasn't thought about them yet

Let's suggest he invite Judge Nap and Ron Paul over for the weekend.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."