This Prayer Breakfast Speech Upstaged Barack Obama & Went Viral
Dr. Benjamin S. Carson
At Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson,
world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital, stepped
up prior to Barack Obama’s speech and said what many of us want to say
on the national stage and he did so with Obama sitting less than ten
feet from him. He blasted “political correctness,” calling it a
“dangerous” threat to free speech and the video has gone viral
throughout the internet.
In demonstrating his disdain for politically correct speech, Carson
said, “We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk
about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended,” 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.”
He then encouraged ongoing discussions about societal issues and how education is essential in these matters.
Carson even told his own story of how he rose from poverty to
success, sharing intimate details about himself, his parents and his
life early on. He even demonstrated what individuals can do to
demonstrate true charity to others as helping students who are seeking
to advance in the academic world through his Carson Scholars Fund.
He then spoke about taxation and his statements were in direct opposition to Obama’s plans.
“What about our taxation system — so complex there is no one that can
possibly comply with every jot and tittle,” he said. ”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 used this to promote the idea of a flat tax, which I’m all in favor of.
He also took time to speak about health care, which obviously was in
direct opposition to Obamacare as he blasted the notion of sending money
to the large Federal bureaucratic monster. He advocated for health
savings accounts, which I also support.
I thank God for Dr. Carson’s courage and communication skills,
especially when it would be so easy to cave on the national stage. This
is definitely a one of a kind speech and though Barack Obama was
sitting right there and appearing to listen intently, I’m curious if he
actually heard a word that was said or if he even cared. I know it has
been my prayer that God would turn the heart of Barack Obama and those
in Congress in repentance from their sinful policies and that He would
give them wisdom regarding how to govern properly. May He so grant it.