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Allowing American Creativity To Flourish
Creators Syndicate, by Ben Carson

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Posted By:Ken M., 1/18/2014 8:35:34 PM

When government grows too large, dependency replaces achievement. When I was in high school in Detroit, I had a job as a biology laboratory assistant. I spent a substantial amount of time in the greenhouse preparing botany experiments. I had acquired some seeds of an interesting plant and was anxious to use them to produce my own crop of these plants. I planted the seeds in a special container and kept enriching the soil and providing plenty of moisture and sunlight to enhance and accelerate the growth. I was very disappointed with the results and eventually abandoned the project,

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Can´t find a direct link to this article, only to his list of articles. Right now it´s the most recent, so this is what comes up. But when he posts another, this will scroll down and the most recent will appear, etc.

Please psot source properly & NOT all headlines need splitting. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: littleorby, 1/18/2014 9:19:35 PM     (No. 9697403)

A very sensible treatise by Dr Carson: I might add that plants have a tendency to mutate in order to compensate for poor conditions in which to grow. Also, plants which are cultivated and manipulated to please the growers ´whims´ most often become dependent on the growers nurturing of them.

Not having studied closely Dr. Carsons´ biography, I casually wondered if it wasn´t a marvelous dexterity that led to his renowned success as a brain surgeon more than a remarkable ability to reason. The more of his articles I read, the more convinced I am that his consciousness, more than matches, his dexterity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/18/2014 9:39:00 PM     (No. 9697414)

Here is our next president.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 1/19/2014 3:45:21 AM     (No. 9697534)

People who are creative and independent do not need to be "helped" by Democrats. So, the Democrat must see to it that there are as many dependent, slothful, bone-headed people as possible, so that Democrats will have a large and needy "collective" that demands their indispensable "help" (= elects Democrats into power). The cultural decline is entirely on purpose - the Leftist ideology dictates it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/19/2014 3:52:22 AM     (No. 9697538)

This is a great man - it is possible that he would be ill used as President after the ghastly experience of the much vaunted first black president running the country into the ground. Dr.Carson is forged of a different metal. He is a wise man, the stuff of a real Senator in the original sense of the word.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bugger, 1/19/2014 6:16:39 AM     (No. 9697573)

I recently read "Gifted Hands", Ben´s life story, it´s amazing. He would make an excellent president. I have never thought that "experience" as a politician is a good thing. Common sense and dedication to the truth, along with love for America are the makings of a great president.

FTA: "Government growth saps the lifeblood of an expanding economy: money. It is like a spider sucking dry a fly caught in its web, getting ever bigger and requiring more victims to sustain its growth."

Perfectly describes what happens when government gets too big.

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