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WSJ: Ben Carson for President

Whether this weekend finds you blowing two feet of snow off the driveway or counting the hours until "Downton Abbey," make time to watch the video of Dr. Ben Carson speaking to the White House prayer breakfast this week.

Seated in view to his right are Senator Jeff Sessions and President Obama. One doesn't look happy. You know something's coming when Dr. Carson says, "It's not my intention to offend anyone. But it's hard not to. The PC police are out in force everywhere."

Dr. Carson tossed over the PC police years ago. Raised by a single mother in inner-city Detroit, he was as he tells it "a horrible student with a horrible temper." Today he's director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and probably the most renowned specialist in his field.

Late in his talk he dropped two very un-PC ideas. The first is an unusual case for a flat tax: "What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and he's given us a system. It's called a tithe.

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Put Him in Charge of a Bureau

He's probably quite ressistant to lobbyists, as he probably still reads, and obviously talks to people.

He'd make a great cutter of red tape.

Or maybe, an ambassador.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Why every time someone says something sane

People say: for president! for president!

This guy shouldn't be president. Being president's a big fing deal. You can't just give a speech that's *okay* and then be president.

We're hopeless.

We elected Barack Obama on

We elected Barack Obama on far fewer qualifications and we are paying for it now!!!

What can we lose

If he runs as a D against Hitlery?

Ron Paul Was Right

Tithe as an example?

I find it difficult to get behind someone who praises any form of extortion. The fact that he's linking a flat tax to tithing just may work to motivate social conservatives to get behind another tax. I'm realistic enough to be patient, and try to incrementally reclaim an atmosphere of liberty, but this guy is straight up making the case for 'biblical' taxation.

"The rich man writes the book of laws the poor man must defend, but the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men."

Apparently you find it

Apparently you find it difficult to understand plain talk also. He only used "tithe" to show that the amount (10 percent) is enough. How do you see extortion in this??? I urge you to listen to the speech again. Maybe you will understand it the second time. You are apparently a Barack Obama sycophant.

I hear the reasoning, I don't agree with it

I don't understand why you labeled me as you did, nor do I accept it as anywhere near a true description of myself. I would prefer to stick to discussing the merits of the topic at hand.

"...with extortion...there is no voluntary exchange. The extortionist
might well gain, but the victim’s rights are violated, in that he must
give up something to which he was legally entitled. When someone
extorts money from you with the statement 'your money or your life!'
and you give up the former, you are wronged since you own both."

Block, Walter, and Gary M. Anderson. 2001. "Blackmail, Extortion, and Exchange." New York Law School Law Review 44 (summer-fall): 541–61.

The issue is not in a percentage, but rather in the principle. Therefore, I won't cheer on someone based simply on his or your opinion of what a fairer system of taxation is.


"The rich man writes the book of laws the poor man must defend, but the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men."

No way.

He needs to have a Senate voting record before we make him Pontus.


I agree

I think Dr. Carson is PERFECT for the Liberty Movement as a presidential candidate.. maybe in the Democratic Party?

I agree Granger

But talk about mission impossible. The corruption is bad enough in the R-party let alone having super-delegates vote for this guy; especially, when he tongue lashed the president in public.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.

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I really like that idea

could the Liberty movement put up a real Liberty person in the Democrat party to but heads with those socialists?

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa