The lesson here is summed up in Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). I believe Dr. Ben Carson is a very smart man, good to the core, honorable, decent, but I believe he, like many others, will falter when it comes to an issue close and dear to his heart. In this case, I consider black children dying in Chicago and Detroit to be an emotional issue for him, as it is for all of us. Dr. Carson believes some people should not have Second Amendment rights. Senator Rubio promised to secure the border before any “immigration reform,” but it the flick of an eye that changed when he willing joined the Gang of 8 shortly after arriving on Capitol Hill. Rubio is the son of immigrants. Rubio was the one person I believed would never falter, but he did, and he did it in a devastating way. Rubio wasn’t “worn-down,” by his senior members of the Senate. My skepticism of Dr. Carson began with his Second Amendment remarks. I believe, unlike Rubio, he means what he says and we should pay attention.
“When asked by Glenn Beck if people should be allowed to own semi-automatic weapons, Dr. Benjamin Carson said: “It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.” (Glenn Beck Show, March 1, 2013)
Former Republican Congressman and football legend, J.C. Watts, voted for Barack Obama at least the first time, according to comments he made to Sean Hannity. Conservative analyst on Fox Business, Charles Payne, voted for Obama the first time. The point is, conservative blacks yearn for an honorable black leader, so they either did not read Barack Obama’s history, or they read it an ignored it. Two very smart, men who voted for someone who clearly did not share the historic idea of America.
There should be no confusion about the Second Amendment for any candidate for the Oval Office, on either side of the aisle. I trust no one who says what Dr. Carson said, to lead as president.
…it’s no secret that Dr. Carson is a proponent of restricting the Second Amendment to an extent, as he has on several occasions been more than vocal about his views when it comes to the contentious topic of gun control. This is the one area where his views don’t align with many conservatives who feel that there’s already strict enough laws regarding firearms and think that anything further would be a major infringement on our rights. Source: Mr. Conservative
From Mr. Conservative, in the same article linked above:
According to Ben Carson, Americans should reconsider whether or not they want neighborhood watchmen carrying firearms after what happened in Florida between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.
According to the DailyCaller, in his new book titled “One Nation: What We Can Do To Save America’s Future,” the esteemed neurosurgeon lamented that “Though the days of legalized segregation are over, racist bigotry and prejudice still exist today, both in overt and covert ways.
“I can remember times when I would be walking in a white neighborhood and in short order a police car would show up, undoubtedly summoned by a concerned onlooker. Unfortunately, this and worse still happens today, as evidenced by the Trayvon Martin case. ”
He continued with his story, blaming Martin’s race for Zimmerman’s actions and explaining how Zimmerman “shot and killed Martin after an altercation.”
“Do you think the Supreme Court was wrong when it found that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep arms in Washington, D.C., and Chicago?” Taranto asked.
“I truly believe in Second Amendment rights,” Carson said. “I would never advocate anything to interfere with Second Amendment rights; however, I do think we have to be intelligent.”
He said his point in saying that was to address situations–like in Detroit–where people with AK-47s are mowing people down.
“We need to engage in a discussion about, ‘Is there something we can do?'” Carson said before saying that “we have to keep in mind that law-abiding American citizens absolutely should have gun rights.”
Maybe the example above about AK-47s is the author’s view of what Carson was intimating. If that’s the case, I believe that is exactly what Carson was intimating. We must not ignore this:
“It depends on where you live. I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.”
There is a place for Ben Carson in our government. I would love to see him in high places, as head as of Health and Human Services, for example, but not as president.
We must have a president who will clean house immediately. The State Department needs to be emptied and re-staffed. Bush failed to do so — look where we are today. The next Commander-in-Chief must meet with military commanders and announce that the past 8 years of political correctness is gone. The Department of Homeland Security must be dismantled and rebuilt in some smaller fashion with true protectors of U.S. security and the Constitution in charge. The CIA and FBI must have a new mission, ObamaCare must be repealed. I can go and on but you know the drill.
Here’s the question, who do you believe to be strong enough to stand-up and do all of the above?
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