Published On: Thu, Jan 14th, 2016

Dr Ben Carson vows Roe v Wade battle like Lincoln did with Dred Scott, gender neutral bathrooms are ‘silly’

GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson told EWTN that he would “set up a conflict with the Supreme Court” on abortion reminiscent of how “Abraham Lincoln was willing to engage in confrontation with the Dred Scott case.”

Carson told Princeton professor Matthew Franck that he would back pro-life legislation declaring human life to begin at conception, a move which would conflict with the U.S. Supreme Court’s various pro-abortion decisions.

“Yeah, I would definitely be willing to engage in that kind of confrontation, very much the same way that Abraham Lincoln was willing to engage in confrontation with the Dred Scott case,” said Carson. “He felt that slavery was immoral, it was the wrong path to take, and the Supreme Court was defending slavery, as they’ve defended several things that were incorrect. We have a history that shows that they are not infallible, and therefore we should not simply submit to something that we know to be wrong. We should fight it.”

 photo/ Gage Skidmore

photo/ Gage Skidmore

“There is not only the right to intervene, there is the duty to intervene,” Carson concluded, “particularly when new knowledge is discovered.”

Carson added that he would oppose both redefining marriage and using the federal government to force school districts to let transgender students use facilities designed for the opposite sex.

“You see how silly this is,” he said. “I mean, it’s beyond ridiculous that you take the most abnormal situation and then you make everyone else conform to it. That doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.”

“That’s one of the very reasons that I have been an outspoken opponent of things like gay marriage. I don’t have any problem with gay people doing anything they want to do. You know, it’s a free country, there’s freedom of association. However, when you now impose your value system on everybody else and change fundamental definitions and principles of society, I have a big problem with that. Everybody is equal, everybody has equal rights, but nobody gets extra rights. And when we start trying to impose the extra rights based on a few people who perhaps are abnormal, where does that lead?”

“Boys who say, ‘I feel like a girl today, I want to go into the girls’ lavatory,’ that is such a bunch of garbage!” said Carson. “If we continue to cater to that, where will it lead?”

“We are absolutely destroying ourselves because we are paying attention to political correctness.”

Carson’s support has dropped as the Iowa primary closes in, but the retired physician is still expected to have a strong showing in the early voting.

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  1. Robin says:

    He makes so much sense

  2. Jim Armstrong says:

    I couldn’t agree more!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I’ve heard him say he’s not opposed to gay couples taking the necessary legal steps for insurance benefits and hospital visitation, etc. He’s a constitutionalist. He’s not anti-gay. He just doesn’t believe the biblical term should be handed over. I know many gay couples who understand this and will be voting for him. It’s those who want to create a great divide who have a problem with him. We’re voting for him.

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