Dr. Ben Carson Shines on the View
Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 21, 2014
This week retired and famed neurosurgeon, Dr. Benjamin Carson, appeared on daytime television’s “The View”. While The View is typically a feel-good type show with a liberal bent, Carson did not back down from his principles, as shown in the video below. In one exchange, Carson explained his views on the debilitating effects of welfare on recipients and inferred a racist bent to this program stating:
“When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors. When you take somebody and pat them on the head and say, ‘There there, you poor little thing … Let me give you housing subsidies, let me give you free health care because you can’t do that,’” and further stated “What would be much more empowering is to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out.”
While The View’s audience was very receptive to Dr. Carson’s opinion, cohost Whoopi Goldberg seem to take offense going on minor rant revealing that she was at once a “welfare mother”. However, in that emotional presentation, Goldberg seemed to turn 180 degrees raising serious issues about welfare stating: “I don’t feel bad about being a welfare mother because I contribute as an American. Because the welfare system is so bizarre, you can’t work, they don’t allow you to work because they take the money from you. So if we fix the system so that it doesn’t hurt the people, maybe they’ll get better.”
Dr. Ben Carson is a remarkable human being. With the assistance of his nurturing single mother, Carson came from poverty to become wildly successful and respected. His intellect and ability to share a coherent understanding of human nature and the limits of government is refreshing.
One network commentator this evening couched his positive comments concerning Dr. Carson with the caveat that the good doctor has no political experience. To those of us that have watched with disdain one crisis after another coming out of Washington, that is not caveat but a attribute.