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The Amazing Grace restored to America by Dr. Ben Carson
Canada Free Press ^ | February 9, 2013 | Judy McLeod

Posted on 02/10/2013 4:08:37 PM PST by Kaslin

A phenomenon we all needed came into our view at National Prayer Breakfast 2013, and it couldn’t have come along at a better time.

The phenomenon in the person of Dr. Ben Carson didn’t just upstage President Barack Obama when he spoke at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, he restored amazing grace to a loudly-lauded event.

How can we take to heart an event touted as “inspirational” and beneficial to federal government officials when they piously break breakfast bread before returning to careers duking it out in House and Senate?

How sincere can proclaimed Christianity be in an atmosphere where the Ave Maria is sung at a 3,500-attendee gathering presided over by a president who champions partial birth abortion?

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: bencarson; bho44; christians; natlprayerbreakfast

1 posted on 02/10/2013 4:08:43 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

he was great.....Bill Whittle in his honesty


2 posted on 02/10/2013 4:10:29 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Kaslin

He Took Obama to the Hoop


3 posted on 02/10/2013 4:11:05 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Kaslin

An answer to one of my prayers


4 posted on 02/10/2013 4:14:54 PM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: al baby

He sure did


5 posted on 02/10/2013 4:15:24 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

So he said stuff you agree with?

Maybe stuff you have said your own self?

So why should we be lauding him instead of you, since y’all said & believe the same things?

Sorry, but when the fawning starts, my hearing stops.


6 posted on 02/10/2013 4:17:44 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Kaslin
I enjoyed Dr. Carson's speech moment by moment. I noticed that the more Dr. Carson spoke the more he got under Obama’s skin and the more he got under his skin the more Obama’s nose would lift towards the sky! Obama’s nose is the perfect Barometer!
7 posted on 02/10/2013 4:30:19 PM PST by classified
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To: Kaslin

Truly an “Amazing Grace” moment.


8 posted on 02/10/2013 4:37:10 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kaslin

Obama cannot compare to Dr. Carson...in intelligence or purpose. In no way is Obama fit to do more than to shine his shoes.


9 posted on 02/10/2013 4:41:14 PM PST by Swede Girl
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To: Kaslin

So when does the media discover a treasure trove of emails to his girlfriend or boyfriend? The man must be destroyed.


10 posted on 02/10/2013 4:43:17 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: humblegunner
No reason why he shouldn't be lauded. He gave a great conservative speech. Nor should he be anointed. We don't know enough about him yet. But he has balls and is a breath of fresh air. Let him throw his name in the hat with Rubio, Ryan, Christie, Palin, or whoever else wants to run in 2016. This guy could be the real deal. It's hard to say he doesn't make perfectly good sense.
11 posted on 02/10/2013 4:49:09 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Kaslin

Dr Carlson is class.

The quota boy is * ss.


12 posted on 02/10/2013 4:53:29 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: deweyfrank
It's hard to say he doesn't make perfectly good sense.

So do a lot of folks who don't try to gain fame for doing so.

Agreed, we don't know enough about him yet.

Does his statement differ in any significant way from your own?

If not, then how is he any better than you?

God, I hates me some fawning.

13 posted on 02/10/2013 4:57:38 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
I'm not saying he's any better than us or you. Just saying he's in a good position to make a bigger impact than some of us. And I’m not fawning.

I hates when people accuse me of doing it when I'm not.

14 posted on 02/10/2013 5:13:01 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: humblegunner

Good grief. You sound like you’re just looking for a rumble. No one fawned over him. People respect what he said, where he said it and in front of whom he said it. Why is that agitating you so?

No one said he’s better than any of us. But he’s a more public figure than most, so the public platform helps to shine a spotlight on his speech. Would the exact speech garner the same attention if you had given it? I’m going with no on that.


15 posted on 02/10/2013 5:21:13 PM PST by ru4liberty
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To: ru4liberty
Would the exact speech garner the same attention if you had given it?

How about if you had given it?

You agree with it, right?

Are you trying to gain fame and fortune and notoriety?

I’m going with no on that.

Yeah, me too.

I'm just saying let's not fawn all over someone who says the same things we do.

Lord knows that was offensive enough with that Alaskan reality chick.

16 posted on 02/10/2013 5:28:33 PM PST by humblegunner
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17 posted on 02/10/2013 5:34:16 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: Kaslin
Woo Hoo! What a speech!

The look on the worthless _resident's face in the face of a real black intellectual was priceless.

You Tube Link"

You will be glad you watched! (27:30)

18 posted on 02/10/2013 5:39:22 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Why high capacity magazines? Because there are so damn many liberals!)
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To: Kaslin; All

No that I am anywher near a bible thumping, perfect person in his eyes, but I do make an effort, and I recognize that I fail, and fail miserably sometimes...

I believe God wants to bestow so much upon this country and its people, both grace aqnd blessings, more than we can imagine...

But until we the people show a genuine, humble approach to our beliefs, do what we can to restore the VIRTUE in ourselves, and those we elect into office to represent us, how can we honestly expect to be a blessed nation???

We know a reckoning is coming, and we might not be able to stop any additional, self-destructive future before us...

I still believe we can correct the problem by understanding that we need to put this in God’s hands and have the faith to let him guide us out of these troubled times...

I admmit that I am at times very distracted and lose focus of the need to be a virtuous person...Life is not an easy road, the challenges before us are great, but we can do things as individuals to get our own houses in order, and inspire others to do the same...Its a start, and one that is probably a good thing to do regardless...

I tend to shoot from the hip and try to not offend others when I get on these rants, but these are things that have been bugging me for a long time, and are just now starting to manifest themselves in the serious statements I make when the time comes...

I recognize that I have a long way to go, and I also believe I will not be a perfect example, or deserving of any considerations, blessings or grace...But I will do what I can when and where I can to bring what comes from the heart to others and maybe say the right thing at the right time for someone else...

/rant ;-)


19 posted on 02/10/2013 5:41:26 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: stevie_d_64
Amen brother. But WE need to vote. God can only guide us.
20 posted on 02/10/2013 6:10:14 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank

You said it great!


21 posted on 02/10/2013 6:20:48 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: The Wizard

Dr Ben Carson was dynamic and an inspiration. barak was neither.


22 posted on 02/10/2013 6:45:55 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: classified

“Obama’s nose is the perfect Barometer!”

It was fun watching, though I wasn’t sure if Obama even understood any of the points that Dr. Carson made. To me, Obama appeared bewildered that the breakfast was about something other then him and what he thinks and believes. He was probably fantasizing about what he would do if he were king, which would be having the good Dr. arrested while laughing and sneering at the Dr. and his audacity to speak his mind. It’s called the audacity of the first amendment.


23 posted on 02/10/2013 6:51:09 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: Kaslin

I heard the good doctor’s speech in its entirety. I highly recommend that
every FReeper go to YouTube and listen to it. It would be like Bonhoeffer speaking truth in front of Herr Hitler in the late 1930’s.


24 posted on 02/10/2013 7:07:41 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: wjcsux

I pray that Dr. Carson doesn’t incur the same fate as Bonhoeffer.


25 posted on 02/10/2013 7:25:21 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: deweyfrank

Amen my FRiend. In today’s world, what he said took a lot of courage.


26 posted on 02/10/2013 7:42:47 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Kaslin
A phenomenon we all needed came into our view at National Prayer Breakfast 2013, and it couldn’t have come along at a better time...I recall feeling the same way about a speech Rush Limbaugh gave shortly into Obama's first term, I forget where. It was a rallying call and plea to keep hoping and working to get through the Obama years and maintain conservative common sense values. Limbaugh seems to have surrendered to pessiimism and cynicism these days. Dr. Carson's message was a bit more general than Limbaugh's, laying out a view of a world and government free of the sort of leftwing corruption and idocy we face now, but thank G*d he came along to pick up the flag.......
27 posted on 02/10/2013 9:55:13 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: deweyfrank

I doubt Dr. Carson has any political ambitions. He’s a very healthy looking 61 year old surgeon who still does a huge number of surgeries annually. - That being said; he’s an accomplished person who is worth reading about - has invented some truly remarkable innovations in difficult surgical procedures. - He’s what Obama WISHES he, himself, was - but so far, isn’t!


28 posted on 02/11/2013 4:36:47 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Twinkie
I saw him being interviewed Sunday on FOX. He said he is retiring in June. Could be he might have political ambitions after that. He says he is registered Independent.
29 posted on 02/11/2013 9:04:24 AM PST by deweyfrank
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To: Kaslin

Many libs were trying disparage his speaking at the Prayer Breakfast . . . getting threads on other boards deleted . . . but it certainly proves that their claims of people who don’t agree with Obama being racist and not liking him because he’s black . . . as WRONG . . . it certainly proves disagreement with policies and has absolutely nothing to do with color. So shoots that little “card” they love to play DOWN in FLAMES.


30 posted on 02/11/2013 9:39:54 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: humblegunner

This is about the stupidest post I have ever seen, and it’s racist too.


31 posted on 02/11/2013 10:06:26 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Racist?
Whatever.

If that’s the best you got, you fail.

I object equally to fawning over anyone.
Palin, Limbaugh, Trayvon Martin.. pick one.


32 posted on 02/11/2013 10:11:20 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Yes you are. Would you have disagreed with him if he were white? I doubt it. You might not realize it but you are fawning over that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Who is fawning over Trayvon Martin? The left is you got that one right.

33 posted on 02/11/2013 10:27:28 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
You are either ignorant or intentionally obtuse.

Would you have disagreed with him if he were white?

Where did I indicate I disagreed with him? I don't.
I disagree with FAWNING. Over anyone. Pay attention.

You might not realize it but you are fawning over that arrogant pos occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Ok.. ignorant or obtuse has been bypassed.

You are now crossing over into delusional territory.

34 posted on 02/11/2013 10:34:54 AM PST by humblegunner
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To: Kaslin

I can only conclude that HG is trolling for a flame war. That’s the only way his comments make sense. This would be a convenient time to have an “ignore” feature as some MBs have. Since we don’t, I’m pretending he’s not there.


35 posted on 02/12/2013 10:22:37 AM PST by ru4liberty
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