Saturday, October 12, 2013
Dr Ben Carson
Dr Ben Carson
A son of slavery declare Obamacare is slavery, do you agree?
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr., (born September 18, 1951) is a retired American neurosurgeon. Among other surgical innovations, Carson did pioneering work on the successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the head. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President George W. Bush in 2008. After delivering a widely publicized speech at the February 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he became a popular figure in conservative media for his views on social issues and the government's role in the health care industry.
Dr. Ben Carson didn't mince words: Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.” “It is slavery because it aims to make all of us subservient to the government,” he said. “It was never about health care. It was about control.” Is it having control over your health care that Insurance companies cannot deny you coverage as a result of a pre-existing condition.
When he was eight years old, his parents divorced and he was raised by his mother along with his 10 year old brother Curtis. He struggled throughout elementary school both academically and emotionally with his temper.
In June 2002, Dr Ben Carson cut back on his public appearances when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He still operated on more than 300 children a year, but tried to shorten his work days: prior to his cancer he used to work from 7:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night.
Dr Carson has identified himself as being independent of any political party. "If I were part of one, it would be called the 'Logic party,' and it would be dedicated to commonsense approaches we all should be able to see." This would include "recognizing that our debt is so great we have got to stop digging the hole and spend less." Despite largely expressing conservative viewpoints in his National Prayer Breakfast speech, Dr Carson has also expressed some views at odds with conservatives, such as supporting banning semi-automatic weapons in cities