One February 7, Dr. Ben Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a noted conservative, gave a speech about education at the Nation Prayer Breakfast. Both President Obama and the First Lady were in attendance.
Here is the whole speech:
Mr. Carson spoke of his disdain for political correctness, calling it a “dangerous” and “horrible thing.”
“We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended,” Carson said, noting the example of people refraining from saying “Merry Christmas.”
“We’ve got to get over this sensitivity and it keeps people from saying what they really believe.”
“Our deficit is a big problem..Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars.”
“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.”
He also talked about the moral decay of American, and cautioned of a Rome-like fate, confronting the issue of America’s debt and current fiscal policy with the President only a few feet away.
“I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful — nobody could even challenge them militarily…they destroyed themselves from within,” Carson continued. “Moral decay. Fiscal irresponsibility.”
What do you think?