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Ben Carson: ‘If People Want to Be Here, They Need to Conform to Us’

Dr. Ben Carson, former pediatric neurosurgeon, and author of “You Have a Brain,” argued “if people want to be here, they need to conform to us. We don’t need to conform to everybody else” on Monday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel.

Asked about his 2016 prospects, Carson said that “I thought I was going to retire and enjoy life, but I can’t enjoy it watching what’s happening to my country.”

He explained “I think that we’re losing our freedoms, we are losing our understanding of what freedom actually is. We’re constrained by political correctness. We have intolerance, particularly on the left, anybody who doesn’t agree with them, they feel free to demonize them, and to destroy them in any way. This is not the America that I grew up with, and certainly wasn’t the one that was planned. And we’re also throwing away our values, our beliefs, again, for the sake of political correctness. We are a unique country, we don’t have to be like everybody else, and if people want to be here, they need to conform to us. We don’t need to conform to everybody else. That’s what made us a great nation.”

Earlier, Carson stated, “over the years, we’ve had a number of instances where people protested against war. He [Obama] may be the first president to have people protesting against his lack of adequate response, recognizing that in the long run, this will endanger, not only us, but the entire world. Having a leader who doesn’t seem to understand what basic schoolchild might understand is somewhat worrisome,” and dubbed any comparisons between ISIS and the Crusades or the Inquisition “absolutely irrelevant.”

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