Friday, January 23, 2015

Would Ben Carson Make a Good President?

Would Ben Carson Make a Good President?  

Ben Carson scares both GOP and the left with his unfiltered truth, I love it…

Political  Opinion 
By de Andréa
January 23, 2015
When people talk about the Primary season and who the GOP field will be, there is one name that is almost forgotten. Ben Carson, the outspoken retired neurosurgeon, has made no secret his desire to run in 2016. Because of his willingness to tell it as it is, he has been criticized for his off the cuff comparisons, which seem to have a duel effect. They make the leftist media cry foul and the GOP establishment cringe.  Maybe that’s why I like him!
Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Sonya (née Copeland) and Robert Solomon Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist Minister. His parents were both from rural Georgia. When he was 8 years old, his parents divorced and he and his 10-year-old brother, Curtis, were raised by their mother. He attended Southwestern High School in Southwest Detroit and graduated from Yale University, where he majored in psychology. He received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.
In the past, he has made such political comparisons as, the Nazi Government in Germany and the current U.S. government. This brought much fire from the left and the center. Yet, in my opinion, it was pretty much on target. What Carson meant was that they both sought to silence their critics.
Another comparison of Carson was that Obamacare was the worst thing to happen to America since slavery. He said: “it is slavery in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government.” Again, I think that he is exactly right in this assessment. If we are beholden to the government for our health care, they own us. How can you resist someone who decides who gets what medical treatments and when?
Well, Carson made the news again with one of his famous comparisons. This time the comparison was between Americans and ISIS fighters. Now before you lose it and start spinning what he said as the communist alphabet soup media did, let me explain. In the end, you might find that it is a good comparison. After praising historical American patriots for their willingness to die for what they believe, Carson said this about ISIS:
“They got the wrong philosophy, but they’re willing to die for what they believe, while we’ are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness,”
CNN, as one would expect, spun the story this way: “Physician Ben Carson on Thursday held up ISIS, a terrorist group that’s beheaded multiple Americans, as an example for the United States during comments . . .”
So why don’t we take a second and see if that was a good and fair way to summarize Dr. Carson’s comment?
First, we have to see that what Carson was comparing was commitment, and lack of commitment. Yes, it is true that ISIS is responsible for beheading multiple Americans, but he was not speaking of their evil and telling Americans to do the same. Rather, the comparison was between ISIS’s commitment to what they believe and their willingness to die for that commitment and Americans lack of commitment to their core beliefs, if we even have core beliefs anymore.
Again, I think Dr. Carson was correct in this assessment. We as Americans have allowed titles and name calling to keep us from speaking truth. We are not willing to risk be called racist, as I am all the time even though I have never written a racist comment. The left hollers bigot, hater, or anything else in our stand for freedom or righteousness, so we cower and back off.
Anyone with half an independent thinking brain knows Dr. Carson was not calling Americans to beheadings and terror tactics. He was not saying that ISIS were people that we should emulate. And Alexandra Jaffe of CNN lies because he knows this is not what he meant. This points to a well-known situation that needs to be watched closely in the upcoming primary.
THE BOTTOM LINE: The left is terrified of Dr. Ben Carson. Because, though he is not that strong in the GOP, he probably has a good chance of winning the Presidential election. Carson unlike a Bush or Romney; is not afraid to call a spade a spade or a communist a communist or an Islamic jihadist a terrorist. Here’s hoping that Carson continues to “keep it real.”
Thanks for listening – de Andréa

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