World-renowned surgeon schools Obama at National Prayer Breakfast

Dr. Benjamin Carson Speaks During National Prayer Breakfast

Dr. Benjamin Carson: “PC is dangerous; it muffles people.”
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When famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson addressed the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, he touched on a number of subjects near and dear to President Obama, including Obamacare and deficit spending. The president was seated not 10 feet away.

In a video of the speech, played on C-SPAN2, Carson opened his remarks at about the 2:45 mark with a discussion of the problem with political correctness.

“Now it’s not my intention to offend anyone,” he said. “I have discovered, however, in recent years that it’s very difficult to speak to a large group of people these days and not offend someone.”

Although “the PC police are out in force at all times,” Carson said, we must always “speak up for what we believe.”

“PC is dangerous. It muffles people; it puts a muzzle on them,” he emphasized. “It keeps people from discussing important issues while the fabric of this country is being changed.”

With that introduction, Carson removed any muzzle he had and spoke up for what he believes.

At about the 8:30 mark, Carson began speaking about education, saying “we’ve dumbed down” our bloated education system so much that a person graduating from the sixth grade in the mid-1800s were more knowledgable in many areas of study than today’s college graduates.

“We don’t want to go down the same pathway as many other pinnacle nations as have preceded us,” he said just before the 17-minute mark, naming ancient Rome as a prime example.


Listen and learn, Mr. President.
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Rome “destroyed themselves from within,” through “moral decay, fiscal irresponsibility,” Carson said, warning that America is heading down the same path with deficit spending, which he said has led to the nation’s $16.5 trillion debt.

Tackling taxation at 19:30, the doctor opined that everyone should have skin in the game — no one, no matter what his financial standing, should be exempt.

On the subject of health care, at 20:30, Carson recommended that instead of a complicated national system, we should have tax-free health savings accounts, into which money can be contributed “from the day you’re born until the day you die,” then they can be passed on to one’s heirs without the need for “death panels.” He continues that:

for the people who were indigent who don’t have any money we can make contributions to their HSA each month because we already have this huge pot of money. Instead of sending it to some bureaucracy, let’s put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care.

Throughout the lecture, as Carson knocked down each of Obama’s sacred cows, emphasizing that individual accomplishment — not government — is the true key to success, the president remained almost totally expressionless.

Although I included time marks to help you locate key parts of the speech, everyone should watch it from beginning to end.

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  • KB Cook

    The Good Dr. Carson is my new HERO and he has gained my utmost respect for what he has done, what he is doing and how he butchered the "sacred cows" (as you so rightly point out) of our naked emperor; every single gol-darned one of them from the perspective of "social justice," in particular, and of Constitutionality, in general. His tax reform segment is "golden." He gets my 4-star-stamp-of-approval! I think I might even have to buy his books and let him make a few buck$ off my enthusiasm over this grand speech!

    • Earliene Kennon

      Amen!! This was amazng and so true God bless him and keep him!

    • http://xxx JCUMMING

      This is the type of individual we need as President! He worked very hard to get where he is.

    • Pearl Nelson

      Praise the Lord!.

      He gave someone the courage to speak the truth with our marxist/muslim/lying/treasonus chief sitting next to him that is the only one who could havve given the standdown order for our seals at Benghazi and was bragging about leading from behind when he was arming the Libyans that killed our brave soldiers. obama wasn't missing in action–they were watching in real time–where arre the tapes from the situation room and the survivors of the 9/11/12 attack.

      God Bless Dr. Carson

  • Anna

    Awesome!! He sure put that inept little man in his place!!

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  • Carol Dudley

    I couldn't help but notice the stone face of President Obama as Dr. Carson spoke so eloquently the truth of what is happening to this country. What an absolutely wonderful speech about what this great country is all about and what is happening to us from within. He would make an absolutely fantastic president.

    • jsdrotar

      spot on…………….I wuld vote for him

  • David Dick

    Wow, our "good president" was the first to sit down during the ovation … Class all the way

  • jsdrotar

    Very awesome speaker. He put thing into perspective. America has lost it's competitive edge. The only way to get it back is to get government out of the way. Judging by Obama's expressions (or lack of) I really don't think Obama really cares about the message

  • The Media Fairy

    Can we retroactively elect Dr. Carson POTUS?? God bless that man for his common sense!

  • http://Yahoo skdiwjj

    Please. Another bs speaker. All words no action.

    • Pamela

      You must be a liberal. I feel sorry for you.

      • http://facebook dave

        me too, liberals show their mential illness

  • Sherrie

    Beautifully spoken! We can fix it America <3

  • Pamela Lents

    If more people stood up to this truth, we would be in a much better position as a country. The Dr. is exactly on target.

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