February 8, 2013

Here's the speech by Dr. Benjamin Carson that everyone's talking about today


One of the better speeches delivered at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast came from Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Taking the stage before President Barack Obama's faith-filled address, Carson spoke for more than 25 minutes, tackling issues ranging from education to personal responsibility. His keynote, while predicated upon the theme of Jesus Christ as his ultimate role model, also took a starkly political tone, advocating against some of the very policies the president has implemented. At the beginning of his speech, Carson shared an intense disdain for political correctness. Without getting too specific on the issue front, he said that Americans should stop being afraid to speak up and defend their beliefs; he also encouraged people to respect the individuals they disagree with. Carson held little back, condemning political correctness as "a horrible thing" that is "dangerous," as it hampers freedom of thought and expression.

3 comments:

Fr Cusick said...


Bejamin should have been the president.

tuleesh said...

First class human being, Dr. Carson. We could all learn from the way he handles tough issues.

Karen Booth said...

His speech was awesome! For a change the President had to SHUT UP and LISTEN!!