Monday from Detroit, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson announced he is entering the field to be the 2016 Republican nominee for president.
Carson said, “There are many people, who are critical of me because they say Carson wants to get rid of all of the safety nets and welfare programs even though he must have benefited from them. This is a blatant lie. I have no desire to get rid of safety nets for people that need them but I have a strong desire to get rid of programs that create dependency on able-bodied people.”
“We are not doing people a favor when we pat them on the head and say there, there, you poor little thing,” he said. “We will take care of all of your needs, you don’t have to worry about anything. You know who else says stuff like that? Socialists and their programs always end up looking the same. They want to take care of people from cradle to grave. But they want to be involved in every aspect of their lives and they want most of their earnings.
“But they say it will be a utopia and no one has to worry,” Carson continued. “The problem is all of those societies end up looking the same with a small group of elite at the top controlling everything, a decreasing middle class, and an increasing dependent class. That was not the intention for this country.”
“This country was envisioned by individual whose wanted everything to be surrounding the people of, for and by the people,” he added. “Not of, for and by the government. And the government was to respond to the will of the people. Not the people to the will of the government. We have allowed the whole thing to be turned upside down. And I am not an anti-government person by any stretch of the imagination. I think the government as described in the Constitution is wonderful. But we have gone far beyond what the Constitution describe and we have begun to allow it to expand based on what the political class wants because they would –the political class — like to increase their power and it is time for the people to rise up and take the government back.”
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