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The Case for Carson
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/21/2013 8:17:00 AM

The buzz surrounding Dr. Ben Carson is loud and growing...but is it merited? The Republican Party has been looking for its "Great Black Hope" since J.C. Watts almost twenty years ago. There are solid logical reasons why black America ought to reject the slavery of leftism: violent crime, social decay, broken educational systems, and limp economic growth all hurt blacks more than they hurt other Americans. The black conservative movement has produced some significant spokesmen: Dr. Thomas Sowell may be the greatest social historian alive; Lynn Swan is among the greatest pass receivers in football history;

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The huge enthusiasm highlights once again that the politicians we have now in Washington, with the exception of a very few, are just self-serving political hacks. Because he is a man who is so honest and of such high integrity it shows how far we have fallen because he is such a huge contrast when that should be the norm.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/21/2013 8:25:13 AM     (No. 9188470)

No wonder we´re taken lightly by voters. We´re not serious about truly serious stuff. I like Dr. Carson. I like the things he says. But we have many inspirational and effective speakers. Few want or are prepared for elective office. I love Dr. Sowell and Walter Williams. However, on the far side of those good and sensible ones, we had Alan Keyes and Herman Cain. I don´t think many would consider either of those two capable of handling the duties of the Oval Office. Listen to Dr. Carson, enjoy him, but stop the silliness of touting him for our next national nominee.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sinic, 2/21/2013 8:33:09 AM     (No. 9188485)

"There are solid logical reasons why black America ought to reject the slavery of leftism: violent crime, social decay, broken educational systems, and limp economic growth all hurt blacks more than they hurt other Americans."
Sorry...you can call me whatever you want, but my observations over the years have led me to believe that many blacks are satisfied to live in those conditions...unless of course there´s some person or program that will move them out of it without them having to expend any effort. Face it, a lot of these people have zero interest in lifting themselves out of "the slavery of leftism".
IMO, that´s been the plan ever since LBJ began that wonderful Great Society BS.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 2/21/2013 8:38:46 AM     (No. 9188493)

Having a multi-racial family, I look forward to the day when someone good like Ben Carson will be accepted as a conservative candidate rather than a black conservative candidate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/21/2013 8:41:28 AM     (No. 9188501)

He would not pull black votes for the GOP - but he might pull in the GUilty white vote.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/21/2013 8:44:45 AM     (No. 9188506)

#2: Would ANY of us refuse a $1,000 check from the government??? In all democracies votes are bought leading to economic collapse.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WAN2, 2/21/2013 8:48:57 AM     (No. 9188513)

Time will tell if Dr. Carson has the nads to become America´s hero.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Wilko, 2/21/2013 8:57:57 AM     (No. 9188532)

The content of their character, not the color of their skin. Heard it somewhere.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 4freedom, 2/21/2013 9:17:49 AM     (No. 9188577)

The next conservative candidate will have to have the cojones to confront Hillary on all her lies, does he have the fortitude for it?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: agility, 2/21/2013 9:24:48 AM     (No. 9188588)

Like him a lot. Has nothing to do with what race he is.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: neanderthal, 2/21/2013 9:33:50 AM     (No. 9188602)

The rebirth, in black this time, of the best president this country has ever had; Calvin Coolidge. Keep your mouth shut, don´t propose anything, sign practically nothing, and take a nap every day. Now there´s a good president.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dixie, 2/21/2013 9:41:59 AM     (No. 9188628)

I am more than ready for someone I can trust in the White House.

What would this person be like?

First, he/she would have enough brains and judgment to surround himself/herself with excellent and knowledgeable advisers.

Second, he/she would be able to inspire the American people, and help them come together and see worth in each other again.

Third (most important actually), he/she would be a person with a profound respect and awe of the Deity...someone with Hope of Heaven and Fear of Hell...someone with a strong, inner conscience backed by a religion that respects all of God´s people.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: RancherJack, 2/21/2013 10:31:34 AM     (No. 9188747)

The problem is .... Ben Carson does not have a dialed in, batte, tested, professional, hard core Political Network.

You can´t win at this level without a team. The man himself may be top drawer and best in class but without the team and the network, you;re screwed.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: ivehadit, 2/21/2013 10:49:18 AM     (No. 9188785)

12, He will have one if he chooses to run.

And many are missing the point here: Ben Carson is the ANTIDOTE to what we have now. It is precisely because he is NOT a career politician that we need him, imho...We shall see how he handles himself and the media and the attack dogs. So far, so good.

With all that said, if he does not run, he certainly would be a great speaker for the principles on which we agree.

P.S. all rights reserved to withdraw my support pending any problems unearthed in further vetting and investigations of Dr. Carson.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lavalette, 2/21/2013 11:32:21 AM     (No. 9188867)

I like Carson and would of course vote for him. But our cause cannot be advanced by any political messiah. Political messiahs are the stock in trad of the revolutionary left. They appeal to people who are "slaves on the inside," people who think all of their problems are the fault of other people. Democrats. The political messiah will save them from these other people. Even when he doesn´t they still cling to him.

The only cure to the problem of slavery of the heart and mind is the Gospel. People must recognize their own sin, their own guilt, and then repent and turn to Jesus. They then must continue to grow in grace under sound teaching, something they don´t get in most churches today. Only such people can understand that it´s between them andd God, not between them and other people. This is the foundtion for "freedom on the inside" which then translates to freedom on the outside. So what needs to happen is a change in Church doctrine to get people to focus on their responsibility to God and his provision rather than a social gospel that focuses on how other people have to be forced to change.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ivehadit, 2/21/2013 12:38:58 PM     (No. 9189021)

Dr. Carson seems to represent the highest and best self for which many are yearning in our public square. A leader who inspires us to be the highest and best self...Imho, he is EXACTLY what we need in the republican party on multiple levels.

I see tremendous healing in our future if Dr. Carson runs and is elected.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: maryc, 2/22/2013 9:19:00 AM     (No. 9190466)

He´s certainly the antithesis of Obama. We all need to pray for him if he becomes a candidate. The left is like the Romans 2013 years ago . Ready to crucify.

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