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Ben Carson Steps Down as Johns Hopkins Commencement Speaker
The Christian Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Leonardo Blair

Posted on 04/11/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT by kaehurowing

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Another supporter of marriage driven from the public square.
1 posted on 04/11/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing

I understand how he didn’t want to distract. I wish he hadn’t backed down, but I understand.

Funny.

Liberal speakers NEVER care about the effect they might have on a commencement day. It is all about them.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 11:44:22 AM PDT by rlmorel (1793 French Jacobins and 2012 American Liberals have a lot in common.)
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To: kaehurowing

Its very clear then.

Johns Hopkins is RACIST.


3 posted on 04/11/2013 11:44:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kaehurowing

Caving in only makes them stronger. He may as well give up all of his public speaking engagements and stick to medicine.


4 posted on 04/11/2013 11:45:42 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: kaehurowing

Hearing from Carson is a privilege. These students didn’t deserve it.


5 posted on 04/11/2013 11:46:04 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kaehurowing
Baltimore Sun article:

Ben Carson steps down as Hopkins commencement speaker

6 posted on 04/11/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT by Jean S
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To: kaehurowing

It’s okay. He’ll never top ‘schooling 0bama’ at the Prayer Breakfast anyway.. LOL


7 posted on 04/11/2013 11:48:16 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: kaehurowing

I heard it was only 8 students who protested his speaking....but...I think we all should AVOID any doctor with a degree in the recent past or future from John Hopkins....likely not very qualified


8 posted on 04/11/2013 11:48:27 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Viennacon

“Hearing from Carson is a privilege. These students didn’t deserve it.”

Nailed it.


9 posted on 04/11/2013 11:49:40 AM PDT by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: Viennacon

Amen.

Perhaps they can get that Fluke person. That is just their style.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 11:49:54 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: kaehurowing

He said he wouldn’t do this unless the school asked him to withdraw. According to the article, the school says they did not ask. So he backed down despite a specific promise not to.

IMO, he is disqualified from running for public office after breaking that promise to the rest of the graduating class. He’s a great speaker, but he hasn’t got the chops for politics.


11 posted on 04/11/2013 11:54:23 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: kaehurowing

Wow the left wins again.


12 posted on 04/11/2013 11:56:02 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: kaehurowing

Another coward. Very few on our side will face the left and stand up to the pressure.


13 posted on 04/11/2013 11:57:36 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: kaehurowing

Shame on Johns Hopkins.


14 posted on 04/11/2013 12:00:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Cyber Liberty

“he hasn’t got the chops for politics.”

On the surface I would agree. On the other hand, one has to pick one’s battles. His affrontery to Obama at that prayer breakfast was not the behavior of a wimp. So I’ll reserve judgement.


15 posted on 04/11/2013 12:07:36 PM PDT by Rennes Templar (If guns kill people, how come no one dies at gun shows?)
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To: goodnesswins

It is now up to the rest of the students to boycott their own commencement.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 12:19:56 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Viennacon
Hearing from Carson is a privilege. These students didn’t deserve it.

Jesus didn't think that way. He went to places where nobody deserved to hear Him. He spoke anyway and He changed lives.

Conservatives need to be the same way. If we sit in our ivory towers and speak only when we are spoken to, we are doomed.

17 posted on 04/11/2013 12:22:27 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: kaehurowing

Their loss. I would pay to meet and talk with Dr. Carson. His life story is amazing, even tho I don’t agree with all of his views.

I think that may be the problem - there is no one conservative with whom every other conservative agrees, so not all will vote for him. However, liberals lie to all the voters, telling each one what he wants to hear, and telling the next one the opposite - so all the libs vote for him.

Conservatives are lousy liars. That’s what it takes to get elected in this country. Off point, but I think I just made a break thru of some kind, if only in my mind.


18 posted on 04/11/2013 12:22:32 PM PDT by SusaninOhio
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To: kaehurowing

A good man done wrong by his own colleagues. Sad.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 12:24:13 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: kaehurowing
So who are they going to get that's acceptable to the PC Gauleiters? Louis Farrakhan?
20 posted on 04/11/2013 12:24:32 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Viennacon

“Hearing from Carson is a privilege. These students didn’t deserve it.”

Exactly. Better yet, Johns Hopkins doesn’t need to hear from him, anything more than a letter resigning his position there.

Plenty of world-class medical facilities out there who would give anything to have the world’s premier neuro-surgeon on staff and faculty.

Time to vote with the feet, Dr. Carson.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 12:25:22 PM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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To: rlmorel

I agree. Liberals would shove it in your face just to get a reaction, where conservatives are the ones who actually strive for peace with our neighbors.


22 posted on 04/11/2013 12:27:32 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Mind!)
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To: Rennes Templar

True about facing down Obastard. But he was to address the entire class, not just the malcontents who complained. What about the folks he just deprived?


23 posted on 04/11/2013 12:28:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: kaehurowing

He “voluntarily stepped down.” We’ll never beat these people until we push back. Ben Carson didn’t push back. He can now expect to be attacked with impunity until he’s off the “public square.” It’s inevitable.


24 posted on 04/11/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: plain talk

I disagree. Dr. Carson is anything but a coward. He exhibited a lot of wisdom in this decision. He knows full well that the points he would have made in his speech would only be lost in chaos of the media narrative of his having been an unwelcomed speaker. We know for sure there would be those who would attempt to shout him down, and very little if any of his speech would be heard or remembered as a result. He will get plenty of chances to bring his message to those who are willing to hear it. He played this with maturity and grace and has taken much of the wind out of the sails of the media and leftists with this decision. It has to be so frustrating for them. Bwahahahahahaha!!!


25 posted on 04/11/2013 12:40:02 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: kaehurowing

The DNC continues to state blacks must not have independent thoughts - they must do what massa says.


26 posted on 04/11/2013 12:42:24 PM PDT by NoLibZone (History teaches us that every nation's electoral process is as free & fair as its press.)
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To: kaehurowing

He let them draw blood, now the liberal wolves will move into a frenzy,....


27 posted on 04/11/2013 12:43:13 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: kaehurowing
In such a setting, given the prevailing tendency of the thought controllers (known as "progressives,") and their tendency to shout down, demonstrate and create havoc surrounding such events, Dr. Carson's exit will rob them of a venue for their attack on freedom.

Then, again, perhaps prevailing attitudes emanating from Washington have helped to create the tyrannical climate toward open inquiry, freedom of conscience, and free expression of religious belief--all of which are protected by "the People's" Constitution from the purview of their elected officials.

Youth of the nation, including those at Johns Hopkins, have, perhaps, been influenced in their so-called "political correctness" demands by what might be called "progressive purity" of expression by Obama Administration policies and actions over the period of their stay at Johns Hopkins.

David Barton, on his Wallbuilders.com web site, posted an editorial documenting some actions by the President and current Administration which could possibly influence young minds not trained to be vigilant about their religious liberty and freedom of expression.

Readers might benefit from other editorials in the Issues and Articles Section of Barton's "Wallbuilder" site.

On that site, Wallbuilders provides reprints of original writings and speeches from the founding period which document the intention of the Founders and Framers of our Constitution that, in accord with the scriptural quotation on the Liberty Bell, their actions were to "Proclaim liberty throughout the land." Their Declaration of Independence from a government which, like today's, seems intent on imposing its coercive will on "We, the People," and the Constitution which became the Supreme Law of the Land, were intended to protect "the People" from the government, not to impose a politically-correct limit on freedom of expression or religious belief and practice.

28 posted on 04/11/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: kaehurowing

Dean Rothman could grow some hair, step up, put some hurt on the whiners. We’ll see if he does. After all who in vited Carson in the first place? Academic purity, rigorous study of the issues, ability to study both sides of an issue, open minded DOCTORS, maybe? This isn’t a fight Carson should have to wage by himself. The wine sucking stogie burners around campus should be defending his right, once invited, to finish speaking. And who is going to give a class on manners to that claven of snivelers? Johns Hopkins could easily do itself a lot of damage by coasting on this situation.


29 posted on 04/11/2013 12:55:41 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: kaehurowing

This is typical. Silencing any dissenting views is SOP.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 12:56:43 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kaehurowing

This is what they do. They destroy good people.


31 posted on 04/11/2013 1:02:00 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: kaehurowing

One would think that after spending as much time and money on a medical education that you would want to hear from one of the most successful renowned surgeons in the country. Maybe not.


32 posted on 04/11/2013 1:03:50 PM PDT by kempster
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To: everyone



33 posted on 04/11/2013 1:12:58 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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-"This is what they do. They destroy good people.

Ok, here's the thing.... "GOOD PEOPLE" need to stop ALLOWING them to destroy them! PERIOD!!!

34 posted on 04/11/2013 1:14:30 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: kaehurowing

Hell would have frozen over before I caved to the homosexuals.


35 posted on 04/11/2013 1:21:17 PM PDT by animal172
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To: plain talk

There is no winning with the queers and the steers.


36 posted on 04/11/2013 1:22:28 PM PDT by animal172
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Sorry Ben, but you should not back down anytime... Carson/Rand Paul ‘16


37 posted on 04/11/2013 1:27:10 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen
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To: Viennacon

BUMP!


38 posted on 04/11/2013 1:32:19 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: kaehurowing

Every time we think there is someone in our corner who can take the fight to the ruling elite, they collapse like a cheap card table.

If you let a bunch of maggot infested, syphilis infected, brainwashed scum chase you away you would not have been a leader in the first place.

Too, bad but once again the lying but highly vocal communists win another battle.

I guess it is easier to stand up for your principals when you are on the left because your principals can change at will.


39 posted on 04/11/2013 1:52:44 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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Wow - who could ever have imagined that sodomy would be so embraced. Maranatha.


40 posted on 04/11/2013 2:30:13 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: kaehurowing

John Hopkins just LOST a whole cadre of donors and legatees who would have and could have given millions to the University.

I suppose Barrak Hussein will arrange for the Arab sheiks to take up the slack.

I used to think highly of such post secondary institutions as Notre Dame and John Hopkins. Not anymore. They have fallen for the propaganda of the liberal utopian fascists. We’ll see how they like THAT in a few years.


41 posted on 04/11/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: kaehurowing

This is a damn shame. it won’t be long before conservative ideas espoused out loud is outlawed. I’m telling you, the right doesn’t stand a chance until the media industrial complex is destroyed.
After further eroding our Second Amendment rights today, the vice president and Democrat senators were thanking CNN and MSNBC.


42 posted on 04/11/2013 4:04:04 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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Nothing but a bunch of narrow-minded RACISTS.
John Hopkins should be Ashamed of themselves!

Racists....


43 posted on 04/11/2013 4:30:57 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: kaehurowing

Very unfortunate that unpopular views in the forum of the University only extends to those “radical ideas” that are blessed by popular opinion but I think Dr. Carson in this instance was correct in making the students and their successes the story on this day instead of himself.


44 posted on 04/11/2013 4:47:03 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: kaehurowing

free speech and religious freedom, the basics of why this country was founded have now gone.
The homostapo has closed down those laws and the stupid party does not do a damn thing

How frigging hard can it be to say this.

Pushing feces into another mans ass with a penis and getting those disease is not healthy nor natural.
The body has functions, the ass is to push out waste etc etc etc.

Marriage has been for thousands of years one man and one woman with each other.

IS THAT SO FRIGGING HARD FOR THESE CLOWNS


45 posted on 04/11/2013 4:58:21 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: goodnesswins

so then normal couples go to queer places, apply for queer vacations, when denied then sue.

We should speak out against lunatic fringe elements too then, stop their speech and see how they like it

oh sorry most on the right have become cowards, praise the military, remember the dead they shout and can’t even speak up about marriage, HEY HANNITY HEAR THAT AND MOST OF TALK RADIO


46 posted on 04/11/2013 5:00:14 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: SusaninOhio

Why is it that the fringe left hate and I mean hate 100% a black man who has brains and has views are right and supports a party which was not the KKK, anti segregation etc?

It’s like when a black man does not go with the fringe lefts view they go nuts, close him or her down, call the names and why the hell does the stupid party not tell blacks and Hispanics which party was the KKK, segregation, anti civil rights etc?


47 posted on 04/11/2013 5:14:49 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: goodnesswins

I heard it was only 8 students who protested his speaking....but...I think we all should AVOID any doctor with a degree in the recent past or future from John Hopkins....likely not very qualified


Thats what libs are saying about Carson. That he’s unqualified as a surgeon because of the views he has and that they would never bring their kids to him.


48 posted on 04/11/2013 5:17:22 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: animal172

if the homostapo and the socialist and communists ever think that this family will ever stop speaking up in public etc about what marriage is and homosexuals then they have another thing coming.

Just two days ago my youngest is at soccer and he;s moved to an older team and we met some of the parents and one couple are on the left and yes I spoke up about what I believe and how disgusting homosexuality was to me and what marriage is.

Their reply nothing because when you confront the left they have no idea what to say past their sticker slogans or if they’re not in a big group


49 posted on 04/11/2013 5:17:45 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: goodnesswins

“...we all should AVOID any doctor with a degree in the recent past or future from John Hopkins....likely not very qualified”

That would be even stupider than those students protesting Dr Carson’s speaking at the medical school commencement. It would be cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face, and then some.

Anyone who graduates from Hopkins Medical School is highly qualified as an M.D. It’s THE top hospital and among the top 3 medical schools in the country. That there are a few homosexuals or homosexual sympathizers doesn’t make them any less qualified to practice medicine. If your life or a loved one’s were on the line, you’d be fortunate to have a Hopkins Medical School graduate in charge.


50 posted on 04/11/2013 5:25:38 PM PDT by EDINVA
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