|Check out this video with Dr. Ben Carson and his son Murray, discussing family life.|
[R]etired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson proclaimed that he would be running for President of the United States of America, from his hometown of Detroit. If you are like most of the people in the United States of America, then you’ve probably never heard of Dr. Ben Carson.
That is because he has never held a position in public office.
“I’m not politically correct and I’m probably never gonna be politically correct because I’m not a politician. I don’t want to be a politician because politicians do what is politically expedient. I want to do what’s right. We have to think about that once again in our country,” Dr. Carson said during a rally for his bid for the highest office in the United States.
However, Dr. Carson is not without accomplishment. In fact, it is quite the opposite.
|Dr. Ben Carson, a Republican, announcing that he’s running for President of The United States in 2016.|
Dr. Carson was the head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. He is the first surgeon to split co-joined twins at the head.
The feat and other operations earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.
In 2009, his life story was told in the made-for-TV movie, “Gifted Hands,” which starred Cuba Gooding Jr. in the lead role.
Dr. Carson has emerged as a preferred candidate amongst conservatives in the Republican Party, thanks to his views on marriage, healthcare, religion, and the Second Amendment.
He’s the polar opposite of President Obama, and he will not be embracing the Hip-Hop community, which he blamed for the destruction of black America.
Dr. Carson, has three sons, Benjamin, Rhoeyce and Murray. His son Murray commented on his dad’s busy life as they were growing up and what family life was like inside the Carson household.
“It’s been an experience because while my dad never made it to stuff at school, sporting events, or whatever, my mom would always come and carry us and root for us,” Murray said. “My dad would always make sure to make time and schedule time to take us on various trips that he would go on. I got to see a lot of the world before I could really appreciate it. But I still appreciate the fact that I got to spend that time with my family and that he specifically made sure to bring us on trips like that.”
It is hard to believe that Dr. Carson’s sons were not influenced by the Hip-Hop culture Carson trashed in an interview with WBLS in April of 2015. “As we allow the Hip-Hop community to destroy those things for us, and as we grasp onto what’s politically correct and not what is correct, we continue to deteriorate,” Dr. Carson said.
Amazingly, during Dr. Carson’s announcement, a choir performed on stage, singing Eminem’s hit song “Lose Yourself.”
Dr. Carson, who is a Seventh-day Adventist, is not afraid to speak his opinion, which is often provocative. For instance in 2012, 500 professors and students at Emory University wrote letters communicating their concern about his appearance as a commencement speaker.
The faculty and students were in arms over Dr. Carson’s refutation of evolution.
“By believing we are the product of random acts, we eliminate morality and the basis of ethical behavior,” Carson told the Adventist Review. “For if there is no such thing as moral authority, you can do anything you want. You make everything relative, and there’s no reason for any of our higher values.”
In March of 2013, Dr. Carson appeared on Sean Hannity’s show and expressed his views on gay marriage.
“Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are,” Carson told Sean Hannity. “They don’t get to change the definition.”
|John Phillips Sousa IV|
Those offensive remarks led to an apology from Dr. Carson, but still resulted in students of his alma mater boycotting his appearance as the commencement speaker and he canceled his presentation.
Despite, or because of these mishaps, and an occasional sparring on television, Dr. Carson has endeared himself to a conservative base.
Since his keynote address at the 2013 Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Carson has raised $16 million, thanks to the help of John Philip Sousa IV, the great grandson of the famed American band leader. Sousa is also the founder and chairman of Dr. Carson’s Political Action Committee, The 2016 Committee.
“Dr. Carson’s candidacy represents the best and really the only opportunity we have to heal America and to bring Americans back together again under the banner of our Constitution,” Sousa said.
According to a poll recently published by Harvard’s Institute of Politics, Dr. Carson is more attractive than any other candidate amongst Republican millennial’s, including Jeb Bush. In a hypothetical match-up, Ben Carson captured ten percent, closely followed by Rand Paul (8%) and Jeb Bush (7%). But, the majority (36%) of these same voters are ultimately undecided.
During his announcement for President, Dr. Carson said he used the bankrupt city as a backdrop to launch his bid, to underscore President Obama’s “failed economic policies.” Dr. Carson said his campaign would speak out against Mr. Obama’s “radical left-wing agenda.”
|Dr. Ben Carson|
“We need to reestablish faith in our communities and the values and principles that got us through slavery, that got us through Jim Crow, and segregation, and all kinds of horrible things that were heaped upon us,” he said. “Why were we able to get through those? Because of our faith, because of our family, because of our values, and as we allow the hip-hop community to destroy those things for us, and as we grasp onto what’s politically correct and not what is correct, we continue to deteriorate.”
“Marriage is between a man and a woman. It is a well-established, fundamental pillar of society. And no group, be they gays; it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition. It’s not something that’s against gays. It’s against anybody who wants to come along and change the fundamental definitions of the pillars of society. It has significant ramifications.”
“Medical use of marijuana in compassionate cases has been proven to be useful, but recognize that marijuana is what is known as a gateway drug – a starter for people who move on to heavier duty drugs. I don’t think this is something we really want for our society.”
“I think he (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) would’ve been appalled if he were here today, to see all these people just sitting around, waiting for housing subsidies and for food stamps and for free health care. What he wanted was equality of opportunity. The last thing that he would be in favor of is redistributing all the wealth and allowing people to just sit around and collect.
“People who believe in the scientific theory of evolution “might have more difficulty deriving where their ethics come from,” compared to “Those of us who believe in God and derive our sense of right and wrong and ethics from God’s word” who “have no difficulty whatsoever defining where our ethics come from.”
“Today, there are many young people from a variety of racial backgrounds who are severely deprived economically and could certainly benefit from the extension of a helping hand in education, employment and other endeavors. The real question is this: Who should receive extra consideration from a nation that has a tradition of cheering for the underdog? I believe underdog status is not determined any longer by race. Rather, it is the circumstances of one’s life that should be considered.”
“I used to think they (guns) needed to be registered, but if you register them they just come and find you and take your guns.”