Published On: Fri, Feb 8th, 2013

Dr Ben Carson National Prayer Breakfast addess a hit for conservatives

Conservatives are not talking so much about the President’s address at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, but rather remarks from Dr. Benjamin Carson, a black pediatric neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Hospital who took over the stage for 25 riveting minutes.

Mr. Carson spoke of his disdain for political correctness, calling it a “dangerous” and “horrible thing.”

Dr Ben Carson National Prayer Breakfast“We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended,” Carson said, noting the example of people refraining from saying “Merry Christmas.”

“We’ve got to get over this sensitivity and it keeps people from saying what they really believe.”

“Our deficit is a big problem..Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars.”

“What about our taxation system — so complex there is no one that can possibly comply with every jot and tittle. When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he’s given us a system. It’s called tithe.”

He also talked about the moral decay of American, and cautioned of a Rome-like fate, confronting the issue of America’s debt and current fiscal policy with the President only a few feet away.

“I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful — nobody could even challenge them militarily…they destroyed themselves from within,” Carson continued. “Moral decay. Fiscal irresponsibility.”

Other tweets, as reported by Twitchy: “Dr. Ben Carson throws out political correctness during speech in front of Obama, who’s not happy.” And this: “Sounds like Dr. Ben Carson of Johns Hopkins stole the show at the Nat’l Prayer Breakfast today. Hit on healthcare in front of Obama.” And this: “This is awesome. National Prayer Breakfast — Carson prayer speech.”

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  2. Maurice Kemp says:

    Despite his spiritual beliefs, his assertion that the improvement of healthcare, education and other human development indices are the key to our continued success is spot on… He dismisses the creed of the lawyers and sports enthusiast that winning should be our objective instead of the creed of scientist and engineers that assert that solving problems should be… He points out that we are not helping our cause by over recognizing our star athletes and overlooking our star intellectuals… He referenced what made our nation great and it was not our prolific athletic programs; it was our education level and our informed populist… He points out that as our populist grows less educated and less informed, we grow more and more vulnerable… His conservative views (based intellectual development and self-sufficiency) are packaged in a fair and concise manner… WE NEED TO LEARN THAT SOLVING PROBLEMS IS THE BEST FORM OF WINNING.

  3. robert barnard says:

    dr. carson is the man!! i wish that i had been there. kudos dr. carson

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