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Dr. Benjamin Carson Lectures Washington at National Prayer Breakfast

Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 8, 2013

President Obama is a gifted orator who typically has his way at public appearances.  In addition it is rare for the President to be challenged by the mainstream media.

The President attended the National Prayer Breakfast this week where he made a speech.  Prior to his presentation, Obama was lectured by its keynote speaker, Dr. Benjamin Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  As Carson made his 30 minute presentation, Obama was forced to listen to his conclusions that included:

  • Carson called political correctness “a horrible thing” and “dangerous”.  He stated: “We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended.”
  • Carson pointed to importance of family and education, connecting these items to his marvelous advancement from poverty.  While Progressives often pointed to the importance of education, this is but code words for paying off their union constituents.  They rarely talk of the importance of family.
  • The doctor also expressed concern for the moral decay and fiscal mess of the United States: “I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful – nobody could even challenge them militarily … they destroyed themselves from within.  Moral decay. Fiscal irresponsibility.
  • The Country’s $16 trillion deficit was also addressed: “And one of our big problems right now…our deficit is a big problem.  Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars.
  • Carson criticized the complex and progressive federal tax system suggesting instead a flat tax: “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.”  One does not have to be religious to appreciate the logic here.

Finally, Carson went after the President’s plans for the medical system. He suggested an alternative that would include a tax-deductible health savings account for all Americans that is initiated on the data their birth.  Those without means would receive funds for the account from the government.  This account would be used for healthcare, as determined by each individual.  Any amount remaining at death could be passed on to the individuals heirs.  The idea is beautiful in its simplicity and understanding of human nature.  It offers individuals the ability to manage their healthcare spending, treating this account as a valuable asset.

Dr. Carson’s presentation at the national prayer breakfast is posted below.  It was a good lecture for the President and it is appropriate for all Americans.


One Response to “Dr. Benjamin Carson Lectures Washington at National Prayer Breakfast”

  1. […] at the National Prayer Breakfast.  That was the subject of this Blog posting of February 8 titled Dr. Benjamin Carson Lectures Washington at National Prayer Breakfast.  This week the good Doctor was at it again making a 24 minute presentation at the Conservative […]

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