BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Latino News Today.
Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson Sr., was born September 18, 1951. He was born in Detroit, Michigan to a mother who was barely able to support the family. Despite his circumstances Carson thrived in school and went on to become a doctor, and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. He is well-respected by people from all walks of life. Dr. Carson has recently published his new book One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future.
In 2013, however, Dr. Carson turned a few heads he made comments that resounded throughout the country. Dr. Carson said about Obamacare,“the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” Since making those comments at the National Prayer Breakfast he became even more popular with the conservative media. On the other hand, he was criticized for marginalizing slavery. He explained to Roland Martin, a liberal TV Commentator that, “It places the government now at the pinnacle because it now is placed on a road that will give it control.”
Dr. Carson believes America should set up health savings accounts for Americans who do not have health insurance. Dr. Carson believes the government should stay out of health care. FoxNews.com
Dr. Carson is retired now and expressing his political views more these days. He recently said he doesn’t believe in gun registration because America’s massive debt could transform the nation into a third-world country in which martial law may be imposed. On immigration he wants the southern borders secured, yet says deportation is not satisfactory. He is against gay marriage. “My thoughts are that marriage is between a man and a woman. It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t’t matter what they are — they don’t get to change the definition.”