Dr. Ben Carson: The Man

Ben Carson is an ordinary, down to earth man, who has lived an extraordinary life. He is now running for president, and has written One Nation, which is a window to his thinking.

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Ben Carson is an amazing story. He grew up poor, without a father, and with anger issues. Yet his mother forced him to read and to exercise his brain. He admits that he was a poor student early on, however he started to enjoy learning and thrived. He went on to become a brain surgeon and was the first man to separate Siamese twins.

He is a self-made man, and because of this, many naively think he isn’t “black” enough. On the contrary, he is American enough. He has a strong faith in God and is unashamed of it. Calmly, he consistently preaches a message of unity, love and American pride.

If we are to survive, we need to have a president who is proud to be an American, and proud to serve the American people. We need someone who will calmly unite all the factions that have been created in America in the last eight years. There are plenty of candidates who fit this bill, and Carson is one of them.

Dr. Ben Carson strikes a classic pose.
Dr. Ben Carson strikes a classic pose.

In his book, One Nation, Dr. Ben Carson draws from experiences in his life that formulated his views. He also gives solutions to problems, such as the tax system, health care, and social issues. He stays consistently conservative and explains that a smaller government is better for everyone.

In the first GOP debate, one thing that stuck out to me was his support of building up the military so that our defense is strong. This is an important issue for those of us who want to be able to negotiate without throwing our military in harm’s way. A nation cannot negotiate from a position of weakness, we must negotiate from a position of strength.

Ben Carson is a great candidate for president, as are many of the other candidates. We need to make sure that we pick a winner, someone who loves America, and is not ashamed of our past. We need a man who will protect religious liberty along with civil liberty. Ben Carson is one great option.

Religious Freedom vs. Jim Crow

A really good way to anger me is to compare Jim Crow laws to the Religious Freedom Laws. First of all, the fact that these laws are deemed necessary at all shows the hypocrisy of those crying out for tolerance. However, allowing a couple to buy whatever they want until they ask you to do something you don’t want to participate in is nothing like Jim Crow. 

Black people, unless light enough to pass for white, could not hide their blackness and still cannot. Comparing this to two men who walk into a bakery is ludicrous. They only way you can tell if they are gay is if they actually advertise it. No one cares if they buy food, but if they ask for a wedding cake that the baker doesn’t feel comfortable making, they should not be able to force the baker to bake the cake. 

Comparing this situation to Jim Crow is absurd and offensive. There is a difference between not being about to get a sandwich at a restaurant because of skin color and not getting a cake because the baker doesn’t support the event it is for. Throwing around Jim Crow as a comparison is offensive to the history of my biological ancestors in this country. 

The real solution to this absurd insanity would be to get marriage out of the hands of the government and making it religious like it used to be. The government should not dictate marriage at all. It should be a private contract. However we have become too socially Marxist to accept this, and the federal government has become our god. Hopefully we can take our liberty back, and rely on the first amendment which should be enough to defend our small businesses and all religions. 

God Bless America.