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  • Jesse Jackson Criticizes Fox News for 'White Panel' on Race During Ben Carson Debate

    08/24/2014 11:51:43 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 87 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 24 Aug 2014, 8:35 AM PDT | Pam Key
    On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday," Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Ben Carson debated the civil unrest after Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. Jackson became defensive when host Chris Wallace's first question was why he had called the shooting a "state execution," answering, "We need to have a sense of justice. All we do know about Michael Brown is really he was shot unarmed six times." “It seems to me that the police act as judge, jury, and executioner, and even on the worse scenario, if [Brown] hit [Wilson] on the face, does...
  • Ben Carson Battles Jesse Jackson: Ferguson ‘Has Nothing to Do with Race’

    08/24/2014 8:15:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    Mediaite via Fox News ^ | 8/24/2014 | Evan McMurry
    Neurosurgeon and rising GOP star Ben Carson phoned in to Fox News Sunday (due to technical difficulties) this morning and debated Reverend Jesse Jackson over whether race was the predominant factor in the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson, MO. Jackson had called Brown’s death a “state execution” and linked it to a pattern of law enforcement violence against African Americans, violence that almost always goes unpunished. Carson responded that the incarceration and violence in black communities was largely a matter of personal responsibility, not racial disparities. “If you take race out of the issue altogether...
  • Ben Carson to Al Sharpton: So, when do we debate?

    08/19/2014 9:08:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/19/2014 | AllahPundit
    To cleanse the palate, via the Corner, a debate between a conservative who’s a world-renowned neurosurgeon and a liberal who often appears to speak English as a second language is a debate conservatives should welcome. Plus, the moment seems propitious. As usual, Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have followed the media to the scene of a new racial flashpoint, but this time it hasn’t turned out for them as they’d like. Jackson allegedly got booed when he asked a crowd in Ferguson for donations while Sharpton’s taken criticism in highly visible outlets — some of it polite, some less so...
  • Paging Doctor Carson: The rise of Ben Carson and the GOP’s fractured flock of 2016

    08/09/2014 4:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | Myra Adams
    ’What do you think about Dr. Ben Carson as the GOP candidate for president in 2016?” Republican friends frequently ask me, to which my response is: “Did he win World War II?” In 1952, General Dwight David Eisenhower became the last president of the United States to be elected without first holding a lower elective office. Carson’s path from a very tough childhood to the head of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University is certainly impressive. (In a political field where many Ph.D’s insist on being called “doctor” and few office holders wow you with their intelligence, Carson stands out by...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Says He Wouldn't Have Brought Ebola Infected Missionaries to US

    08/07/2014 2:05:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/07/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Renowned neurosurgeon and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, Dr. Benjamin Carson criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Monday for bringing two Ebola infected missionaries to the U.S. for treatment, citing the highly contagious and deadly nature of the disease. "Why would we bring that into our country? Why would we expose ourselves when we already know that there are problems that can occur and have occurred," said Carson, who is a former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, in an interview with Newsmax TV. "Ebola is a terrifying disease. If you don't treat it, close...
  • The Spreading Scourge of Anti-Christian Persecution

    08/06/2014 6:53:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Intolerance that fosters pogroms abroad is taking root in U.S. communities. Sobering and unforgettable images are projected across our television and computer screens. They should elicit the most basic instincts of both fear and compassion. I'm referring to images of showing the persecution of hundreds of thousands, perhaps even millions, of our fellow brothers and sisters by incomprehensible religious zealots. Their intolerance of Christianity is beyond horrible. People are beheaded for their faith. Women and young girls are sexually violated, and whole families are wantonly slaughtered in cold blood. Perhaps just as abhorrent is the profound silence of the...
  • Ben Carson Lays Groundwork for 2016 White House Bid

    08/01/2014 4:12:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 75 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/1/14 | Melanie Batley
    Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and popular conservative writer and campaigner, has announced the formation of a political action committee to explore a possible 2016 presidential bid, The Washington Times reported. Carson told the Times on Friday that he had selected Houston businessman, Terry Giles, to be his 2016 campaign chairman if he decides to run and that he has signed off on the set up of a PAC called One Nation that would support his bid. "Now is the time to start all of the appropriate exploration and investigation, and put down the structure that is necessary," Carson said....
  • Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign

    08/01/2014 12:09:51 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | John Solomon
    Ben Carson Takes Major Step Toward Presidential Campaign Former neurosurgeon launches PAC, names national chairman By John Solomon-August 1, 2014 Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon turned conservative sensation, is taking a major step toward a 2016 presidential bid by forming a political action committee and selecting the man who would run his campaign, The Washington Times has learned. Emerging from two-days of meetings with supporters in Palm Beach, Fla., Dr. Carson told the Times on Friday morning he has selected Houston businessman Terry Giles to be his 2016 campaign chairman should he run and approved the formation of a PAC...
  • Democrat Tammy Duckworth Falsely Attributes Ben Carson Quote to Opponent

    07/30/2014 3:00:31 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 17 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 30, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a prime example of the negative politics employed by the modern Democratic Party, an apparently misread Facebook post led to an amateurish and inflammatory attack against a Republican Party hopeful. US Representative Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois) accused her opponent of attacking the African America community, attributing a Ben Carson quote that was posted on GOP challenger Lawrence Kaifesh's Facebook campaign page. On her own Facebook page, Rep. Duckworth lambasted Kaifesh for his alleged comments "claiming African-Americans are dependent on government." Although favored, Rep. Duckworth is engaged in a surprisingly competitive race with Kaifesh for Illinois 8th Congressional district, which covers...
  • Ben Carson Hints at Presidential Bid

    07/29/2014 10:55:26 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 33 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 29, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    During an appearance on Newsmax TV's Steven Malzberg Show, Dr. Ben Carson indicated that he is giving serious consideration to a 2016 Presidential bid, hinting that it is "a step closer." In his interview with Malzberg, he touched on a number of hot button topics including the border crisis, the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians as well as the current political debate in the nation. "I have to consider what's going on, and I have to consider the enormous crowds that I encounter every place I go, and the level of enthusiasm, and what I'm hearing,'' Carson told...
  • Ben Carson plans First Iowa Visit, headlines Polk GOP Fundraiser

    07/24/2014 2:33:31 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Des Moines, IA.—The Republican Party of Polk County will host a Summer Sizzle & Straw Poll on Sunday, August 24 from 5-8 p.m. at the Izaak Walton League Center, 4343 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines. National, state and local candidates are also invited to participate in this summer fun-filled event. The Special Guest Speaker for the evening will be Dr. Ben Carson in his first public Iowa visit of 2014 as he criss-crosses the nation. The Republican Party of Polk County will also conduct a Presidential Straw Poll as part of the evening’s festivities. As the largest county in Iowa,...
  • The Perils of Mixing Politics and Business

    07/23/2014 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    When I was a small child, one of the most dramatic and effective business boycotts in the history of America occurred. This, of course, was the Montgomery bus boycott. By refusing to ride the bus, blacks who were being discriminated against were able to terminate many discriminatory practices not only in Alabama, but throughout the South. The white-owned businesses were clearly being unfair, and the public transportation system was no better. The actions taken were appropriate and in many cases heroic. The power of the purse, particularly in a capitalistic society, is mighty, and business boycotts are a potent tool...
  • Ben Carson on 2nd Amendment: People Can 'Protect Themselves From an Overly Aggressive Gov't’

    07/23/2014 9:34:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/22/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Carson added that gun rights under the 2nd Amendment are “vitally important,” that he “would never compromise the 2nd Amendment in any way,” and that one of the first things dictators do is confiscate people’s weapons, which “we don’t ever want to allow” in America.
  • Dr. Ben Carson really doesn’t want to be president

    07/06/2014 6:41:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/05/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I attend a fair number of political shindigs, and for the rest of you who do also, you’re probably familiar with the sight of various groups pushing to Draft Ben Carson as a potential 2016 GOP nominee. I saw them out in force at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference this year, and they’ve been making the rounds at all the other usual confabs. But what about Dr. Carson himself? Does he really want to take the big chair? Rare conducted an interview with him this week and lobbed the usual question. The answer may prove enlightening. Kurt Wallace: I...
  • Ben Carson Calls Abortion 'Human Sacrifice,' Says America No Better Than Ancient Heathens

    07/02/2014 8:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Conservative star and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says America had no right criticizing ancient "heathen" civilizations for practicing human sacrifice because it is doing the same thing through legal abortion. Carson made the comments in a recent interview on DoveTV in response to host Perry Atkinson who speculated that if America could just end abortion then "all of the other things that God would be interested in helping us with would fall into alignment." "It's interesting," Carson replied, "that we sit around and call other ancient civilizations 'heathen' because of human sacrifice, but aren't we actually guilty of the same...
  • The Wisdom of Divided Government

    07/02/2014 7:05:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    House Speaker John Boehner recently shocked many of us when he announced that he is planning a lawsuit against the president for abuse of power. Many Americans feel that a harmonious working relationship between the branches of government has been seriously compromised in recent years. But when Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in 1831 to perform an in-depth analysis of the American phenomenon, he was impressed with our well-structured divided government and its separation of powers. The writings of the founders of this nation certainly referenced the Bible frequently, but they also paid homage to the writings of Charles de...
  • Playing a Name Game with the Redskins

    06/25/2014 12:43:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    The audacity of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in canceling the trademark of the Washington Redskins is frightening. When the government is in charge of deciding what is offensive and what is not, and has the power to punish the "offenders," we move further away from a free society and closer to a tyrannical nanny state. We are not talking about a political issue that should have Democrats and Republicans coming down on different sides, but rather the fundamental freedom to express oneself, which is a part of the fabric of America. In the case of Dan Snyder, who...
  • Ben Carson: Remove the Illegal-Immigration Carrots. If you game the system, so will the illegals.

    06/18/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    In 2012, the current administration made it clear that certain unaccompanied illegal minors would not be deported if caught. This helped create an atmosphere of tolerance that would be conducive to the current rash of illegal dumping of thousands of children from south of the border into the United States. Now we have a humanitarian crisis that appears to have been manufactured for political reasons. One would not have to be incredibly bright to predict that families in South and Central America, as well as in Mexico, would recognize a veiled invitation to get their children into the United States...
  • Dr. Ben Carson's 'One Nation' Book Tops New York Times' Best Sellers List

    06/17/2014 7:56:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    Neurosurgeon and notable conservative speaker Dr. Ben Carson's most recent book has made it to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' best sellers list. Dr. Carson's One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, debuted on the "Hardcover Nonfiction" list at No. 1 last week and remains so this week. In the Hardcover Nonfiction category, One Nation is trailed by French economist Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century at No. 2, and Mariano Rivera's memoir, The Closer at No. 3. One Nation also is found at No. 2 for the "Combined Print and...
  • FANTASTIC! Dr. Ben Carson Owns Cutter and Democrat Governor

    06/02/2014 1:05:32 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Excellent...!! Dr. Ben Carson appearing on CNN's Crossfire with an epic Slap Down of Info-Babe Steffanie Cutter {The Former Obama Operative} as well as the leftist & Former Gov. Strickland of Ohio...Must Watch....!
  • Interesting Question.If It's Ben Carson 2016,Which Black President Will He Be?,The First?

    06/01/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 53 replies
    Now this would make for an interesting debate.What if Ben Carson wins the election in 2016?,Will this change the order of Black Presidents?,Then we will have to rearrange the order.As of today,many still consider Bill Clinton to be the "First Black President",who is second?,Jimmy Carter?,Al Gore?,Hillary?.This would make for a great debate/conversation on media outlets."Ben Carson", First or Second Black President.Let's hear the views from our "All Star Panels" !!
  • Ted Cruz wins presidential straw poll at Republican Leadership Conference

    05/31/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Conor Finnegan
    Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has won another straw poll, boosting his national profile and elevating his name among potential 2016 presidential contenders. The firebrand freshman senator and tea party favorite was among a handful of 2016 hopefuls speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans this week. Cruz finished in first place in the annual conference's presidential straw poll at 30.33%. Dr. Ben Carson, a Fox News commentator and conservative activist, finished in second with 29.38% while Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, was third with 10.43%. Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Texas Governor Rick Perry rounded...
  • From bad to worse: Dr. Ben Carson cannot be trusted on gun rights

    05/29/2014 9:53:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Kurt Hofmann
    Dr. Ben Carson, potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, has been enjoying near "rock star" status in ostensibly conservative circles. If that continues, "conservatives" had might as well give up trying to cast themselves as representing the "pro-gun" position, because Carson's stance on guns is one that would probably not displease the Brady Campaign. Carson first raised gun owners' hackles in March, 2013, when he blithely told Glenn Beck that the right to own semi-automatic firearms is contingent on where one lives. From Mediate: But when asked whether people should be allowed to own “semi-automatic weapons,” the...
  • Ben Carson Stands by America as Nazi Germany Analogy on Crossfire

    05/28/2014 6:13:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 28 may 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    It’s been more than two months since Dr. Ben Carson first said that America is “very much like Nazi Germany,” and he’s still having trouble clarifying exactly what it is he meant. During an appearance on CNN’s Crossfire Wednesday, host Stephanie Cutter brought up the remark and asked Carson to explain it for her. “To me, it doesn’t sound like a complex statement at all,” Carson said, before reiterating his original comments. “People in Nazi Germany, most of them did not believe in what Hitler was doing. But, instead of protesting, instead of registering their displeasure, they simply decided to...
  • Carson on ‘Sluggish’ U.S. Economy: ‘We Have Asinine Economic Policies’

    05/28/2014 5:55:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Penny Starr ^ | 5/28/14
    (CNSNews.com) – Author and retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson said at a National Press Club luncheon that the reason for the “sluggish growth” of the U.S. economy is because of bad policy. “And why do we have such sluggish growth?” Carson said on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. “Because we have asinine economic policies.” Carson, who gained a following after remarks he made about the “moral decline” of the nation in a speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, told an appreciative audience that they should think about that fact concerning the economy.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 21,2014

    05/21/2014 2:34:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 53 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 21, 2014 | Mark Levin
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  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • Ben Carson educates NBC’s David Gregory on slavery, Obamacare and neo-Marxists (VIDEO)

    05/19/2014 8:40:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 52 replies
    Biz Pak ^ | May 19 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Ben Carson stood by an earlier comment he made about Obamacare being the worst thing since slavery. Speaking at the Values Voter Summit in October, the retired neurosurgeon said the Affordable Care Act is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” “And it is in a way,” he said then. “It is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.” Host David Gregory ran a clip of the comment, then put...
  • Ben Carson Said He’d Run for President if He ‘Felt Called by God’ — Well, Guess What

    05/16/2014 5:30:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 88 replies
    The Balze ^ | 16 May 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    Ben Carson, the famed neurosurgeon who delivered a bold speech critical of President Barack Obama at least year’s National Prayer Breakfast, is reportedly warming up to the idea of a presidential run. Carson told the Weekly Standard this week that he’s “starting to feel” a tug to possibly run for national office, highlighting the intense response he gets when he travels around the nation speaking about contemporary issues. He spoke specifically about a woman whom he said truly touched him when she implored him to seek the presidency. She just kept clinging to my hand and said, ‘You have to...
  • Ben Carson Weighs 'Calling' for Presidential Run

    05/15/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by kingattax · 72 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 15 May 2014 | By Melanie Batley
    Ben Carson may be shifting toward a 2016 run for president. Carson has said that while he doesn't have a plan to make a run, and would only do so if he felt "called by God." Now, he is "starting to feel it." According to The Weekly Standard, the retired director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital said his thoughts about running for president have been affected recently by the enthusiastic audience he has received from across the country. "Over the years, there have been many attempts to get me to throw my hat in the political arena," Carson...
  • It Sure sounds like Dr. Ben Carson’s running for president

    05/15/2014 9:59:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    If we’re destined to have another Bush versus Clinton election, it’s only right that there be a Perot-type in the mix too.As David Petraeus once said, tell me how this ends. Ben Carson is warming to the idea of running for president. Since the famous brain surgeon retired last year from Johns Hopkins Hospital, he’s been speaking around the country to enthusiastic audiences. And they’ve affected his thinking about seeking national office…Carson writes that he suspects many others interested in high office would be better candidates. But in his book he has a caveat: “If I felt called by...
  • Carson: Leaders Who Fail To Own Up To Mistakes Are Unfit for Office

    05/14/2014 8:24:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    The recent escalating arguments over whether there should be further congressional hearings on Benghazi are troubling. The fact that there are substantial numbers of people who feel that there is nothing more to investigate when four American lives were lost and no one has answered for this crime provides an indication of how far our sense of justice has slipped. This should not be a partisan issue, because the implications of ignoring or prevaricating about the underlying mistakes will have far-reaching consequences. The United States has diplomatic establishments throughout the world, and if they can be attacked without consequences, it...
  • Rethinking America’s Decline: China tries to surpass us, but it remains in our power to stay on top

    05/07/2014 7:35:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/07/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    We recently learned that China is poised to replace the United States as the No. 1 economic power in the world sometime later this year. Our anemic quarterly growth rate of 0.1 percent certainly lends credibility to this speculation. We must seriously question those who say our nation is not in decline. They are adopting the ostrich strategy, sticking their heads in the sand. There is no question that America is the pinnacle nation of the world and is likely to remain in that position for years, given our military strength and the depth and stability of our financial infrastructure....
  • Carson: Rethinking America's Decline

    05/07/2014 8:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    We recently learned that China is poised to replace the United States as the No. 1 economic power in the world sometime later this year. Our anemic quarterly growth rate of 0.1 percent certainly lends credence to this speculation. We must seriously question those who say our nation is not in decline. They are adopting the ostrich strategy and sticking their heads in the sand. There is no question that America is the pinnacle nation of the world and is likely to remain in that position for several years, given our military strength and the depth and stability of our...
  • CARSON: Cleaning skeletons out of the political closet

    04/30/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Washington Times.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    With Europeans intrigued by America’s unexpected success, Alexis de Tocqueville carried out an in-depth study of the new nation in the 1830s. He was quite impressed by our divided government, which featured the separation of powers. This structure made it difficult for any one branch — executive, judicial or legislative — to acquire too much power and run roughshod over the other branches and the will of the American people. Unfortunately, today we are witnessing a largely unchecked executive branch issuing decrees that circumvent Congress while facing only tepid resistance. In civilian life, when a contract is entered into by...
  • Rand Paul Wins Maine straw poll

    04/27/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 135 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/27/14 | MIKE ALLEN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who spoke Saturday at the Maine Republican Convention, was the big winner in the party’s straw poll. Paul took 26 percent of the vote, to 14 percent for the second-place finisher, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With 690 ballots cast at the convention in Bangor, the order of finish was: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): 176 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): 98 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: 70 Dr. Ben Carson: 62 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 60 Jeb Bush: 57 Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): 37 Mike Huckabee: 28 Condoleezza Rice: 26
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • Conservatives encouraging presidential bid by surgeon outraise rivals

    04/17/2014 8:13:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2014 | By Andy Sullivan
    If money is any indication, a prominent Baltimore doctor with no political experience is an early front-runner in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. A group encouraging retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run for president raised $2.4 million in the first three months of this year, more than the group backing Hillary Clinton or those affiliated with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other potential candidates, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Carson, 62, has emerged as a prominent African-American conservative commentator. He appears regularly on Fox News and writes a weekly column for the conservative Washington Times newspaper. Carson's...
  • Ben Carson: White House wanted apology for ‘offending’ Obama

    04/17/2014 8:21:44 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/15/14 | Alex Pappas
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the...
  • Ben Carson; Trayvon Martin case should makes us reconsider what weapons (truncated)

    04/16/2014 3:47:37 AM PDT · by mazda77 · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/15/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    “I can remember times when I would be walking in a white neighborhood and in short order a police car would show up, undoubtedly summoned by a concerned onlooker. Unfortunately, this and worse still happens today, as evidenced by the Trayvon Martin case. ”
  • Carson for president backers report $4 million raised, campaign apparatus into place

    04/13/2014 12:48:55 AM PDT · by kingattax · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2014
    Conservatives frustrated with the direction of the country think Dr. Ben Carson can change the course by winning the 2016 presidential race. Now they just have to convince him. The group, RunBenRun.org, a super PAC, has already raised $4 million toward a Carson bid for the Republican nomination and has collected 200,000 signatures for a petition to get him to join the race. John Philip Sousa IV, the group’s national chairman, said Tuesday that members are working Carson on an almost daily basis, sending along petition-drive updates and hundreds of “clamorings” for him to run, received through letters, Facebook postings...
  • Dr. Ben Carson: First, Stop the Train -- Conservatives need to stop squabbling

    04/09/2014 7:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/09/2014 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Imagine a situation in which an earthquake destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon. A passenger train is speeding toward the location, and those in charge realize there is a potential problem ahead but choose instead to argue about the ambient temperature in the passenger cars, the food service, and whether they will reach their final destination on time. A few people are quite disturbed when they learn of the tragedy about to unfold if the train isn’t halted, but they are labeled as “alarmists” who really are not sophisticated enough to understand the situation. Obviously, I am referring...
  • CARSON: Blacks must reject purveyors of dependency, victimhood

    04/02/2014 6:35:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1 , 2014 | Ben Carson
    Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy, effectively used by many in positions of power to ensure that they retain their wealth and authority. During the dark days of slavery in America, there were many geographic areas where the number of slaves significantly surpassed the number of whites and slave owners. This occasioned appropriate anxiety for the owners, who cleverly sowed seeds of discord among the different groups of slaves in an attempt to effectively destroy unity. For example, field slaves were told that the house slaves thought of themselves as superior. This worked in most cases, although there were...
  • CARSON: Expanding our energy resources serves peace

    03/26/2014 9:13:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 25, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Changing geopolitics cannot be managed by leading from behindWhile the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations in the world’s geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously. The annexation of Crimea by Russia should not have been a surprise for anyone who suspects that President Vladimir Putin is trying to re-establish a powerful Soviet-style empire. When he aggressively attacked Georgia in 2008 after both Georgia and Ukraine failed to obtain NATO admission at the Bucharest Summit, we should have realized that his goals were not limited to one territory. I suspect that he is now calculating an excuse...
  • The New York Meeting: Fred Thompson, Ben Carson

    03/22/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    "The New York Meeting is a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City at The Grand Hyatt, run by Mallory Factor and O’Brien Murray. The New York Meeting identifies leaders and generates ideas for the future of our nation and gets to the core of the most important issues facing the nation. This monthly hour and half meeting consists of five 15 minute segments with America’s leaders—Senators, Governors, Congressman, newsmakers, journalists and celebrated authors, Each speaker addresses the meeting and then, answer questions from a panel of noted journalists and the invited...
  • CARSON: Political correctness and the slavery of Obamacare

    03/19/2014 9:06:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Speech taboos are meant to silence patriotic dissentWhen I was in high school in Detroit, there was a great deal of emphasis on clothing. As I became increasingly interested in fitting in with the “in crowd,” fashion supplanted academic achievement in my hierarchy of importance. My grades plummeted and I became a person who was less pleasant and more self-absorbed. My mother was very disappointed, because she thought I had enough insight and intelligence to avoid the flypaper trap of acting like everyone else. Fortunately, after wasting a year pursuing acceptance, I realized that my dreams went far beyond silk...
  • Save our Healthcare

    03/19/2014 7:19:57 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 2 replies
    American Legacy PAC ^ | 19 March 2014 | areukiddingme1
    When I spoke just feet away from President Obama about the dangers of political correctness at last year’s National Prayer Breakfast, many were surprised. After all, my background is medicine, not politics. But it doesn’t take a brain surgeon like me to see that America is facing serious problems. And right now, the number one problem is Obamacare. Dropped coverage, failing websites, skyrocketing premiums - the list goes on and on. I wish I could snap my fingers and make Obamacare disappear tomorrow, but we both know that won’t happen. That’s why we’re launching Save our Healthcare - a national...
  • Exclusive – Dr. Ben Carson: Our Government Is Like 'Nazi Germany'

    Following a standing ovation at his address to the standing-room-only crowd, Dr. Ben Carson said that the current state of our government and institutions are "very much like Nazi Germany." Carson says, “You had the government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.” Carson warns that our country is in a precarious position, and that political correctness coupled with government intimidation prevents open and honest dialogue.
  • The Profligate Path to Servitude

    03/12/2014 4:52:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    As a teenager, I began a new lifelong routine of starting and ending each day reading from the book of Proverbs, which, of course, was written by Solomon, a very wise man. Interestingly, my parents gave me the middle name of Solomon -- not that I claim even a modicum of his wisdom. After Solomon became the king of Israel, he gained great renown when two women came before him claiming to be the mother of the same infant. Solomon decreed that the baby should be divided and half given to each woman, at which time the real mother immediately...
  • CARSON: Why those in power should act like adults

    02/26/2014 9:13:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    Thwarting excessive government intervention is keyMost of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge. I remember being unfairly treated as a lowly ROTC cadet by one of the sergeants who resented the fact that my brother had been promoted to captain and company commander over him. I was very ambitious and worked extremely hard, resulting in my promotion in record time to the rank of colonel and city executive officer. This individual was now firmly under my command and I could have wreaked havoc...