An In Depth Conversation With Dr. Carson *Open Thread*
Recently, I was alerted to a special Sean Hannity Program with Dr. Benjamin Carson from February 15 posted at Common Cents. Not only was Dr. Carson on the entire time, but there was also a live audience, from . I just finished listening to the entire program (bonus – no commercials!). I am more impressed with this man now than before after watching his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast recently. I didn’t think that was possible, considering how impressive that speech was!
And I invite you to see for yourselves. The program is broken up into four parts, all of which are below:
There were so many great moments in this presentation, but I really appreciated Dr. Carson’s response to Jennifer Stefano in the fourth part when she asked: “how can we best limit government in a way that creates a million Mrs. Carsons raising up her sons, and herself, out of poverty into prosperity? How do we do that?”
Dr. Carson’s response? “We become smart voters. He went on from there to say that many people vote for people whose names sound familiar, that that is often all they know about the person. There was more, and urge you to watch the entire program, if you can.
Honestly, we need not just more politicians like Dr. Carson, we need more CITIZENS like Dr. Carson. People who believe in a hand up, not a hand out; who believe in education as a means out of poverty; who are willing to work hard to achieve their goals, and not to think they are entitled to the labors of others; someone who is humble, yet not afraid to speak his mind; someone who believes in holding elected officials accountable for the policies they enact on our behalf; and someone who expects our media to do its job of informing the citizenry so we can make informed decisions. Dr. Carson embodies that and more.
Yes, I’d say we could use quite a few more like him, don’t you?
For just for the sheer joy of it, I give you this video:
How ADORABLE is that baby elephant?!? Made me very happy to watch it play; I hope it did you, as well!
This is an Open Thread. Discuss the videos above, or anything else on your minds!