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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:56 am 
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Whether this weekend finds you blowing two feet of snow off the driveway or counting the hours until "Downton Abbey," make time to watch the video of Dr. Ben Carson speaking to the White House prayer breakfast this week.

Seated in view to his right are Senator Jeff Sessions and President Obama. One doesn't look happy. You know something's coming when Dr. Carson says, "It's not my intention to offend anyone. But it's hard not to. The PC police are out in force everywhere."

Dr. Carson tossed over the PC police years ago. Raised by a single mother in inner-city Detroit, he was as he tells it "a horrible student with a horrible temper." Today he's director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins and probably the most renowned specialist in his field.

Late in his talk he dropped two very un-PC ideas. The first is an unusual case for a flat tax: "What we need to do is come up with something simple. And when I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe, God, and he's given us a system. It's called a tithe.

"We don't necessarily have to do 10% but it's the principle. He didn't say if your crops fail, don't give me any tithe or if you have a bumper crop, give me triple tithe. So there must be something inherently fair about proportionality. You make $10 billion, you put in a billion. You make $10 you put in one. Of course you've got to get rid of the loopholes. Some people say, 'Well that's not fair because it doesn't hurt the guy who made $10 billion as much as the guy who made 10.' Where does it say you've got to hurt the guy? He just put a billion dollars in the pot. We don't need to hurt him. It's that kind of thinking that has resulted in 602 banks in the Cayman Islands. That money needs to be back here building our infrastructure and creating jobs."

Not surprisingly, a practicing physician has un-PC thoughts on health care:

"Here's my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed—pretax—from the time you're born 'til the time you die. If you die, you can pass it on to your family members, and there's nobody talking about death panels. We can make contributions for people who are indigent. Instead of sending all this money to some bureaucracy, let's put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care. And very quickly they're going to learn how to be responsible."

The Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon may not be politically correct, but he's closer to correct than we've heard in years.



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I really like what I've heard so far from Ben Carson. Of course, there are lots of questions left to be answered about him and about his views, but he is clearly a smart man with christian values.

Anyway we can convince him to support the FairTax? :)


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Steve --

It's been a whirlwind tour promoting the effort to draft Dr. Benjamin Carson for President over the last 30 days. I've been to St Louis, MO, Annaheim, CA, Washington, DC, Manchester, NH, and Des Moines, IA.
• St. Louis, MO, Sep 25: The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC was great. I got lots of petitions signed, met the leadership and activists of many mid-western conservative groups and laid the ground work that is paying off with an emerging draft Carson organization in Missouri.
• Annaheim, CA, Oct 4-5: The California Republican Party State Convention. I met lots of Carson supporters among republican and tea party attendees, recruited volunteers and realized how important the republican women's clubs were to our draft effort. In fact, a cadre of volunteers I met attended the California Federation of Republican Women convention in Stockton two weeks later and signed up even more draft Carson supporters.
• Washington, DC, Oct 11-13: The Values Voter Summit (VVS). We signed up supporters from conservative attendees from across the country. Run Ben Run placards we're raised with enthusiasm while Dr. Carson was speaking. Chairman of National Draft Ben Carson, John Philip Sousa IV spoke with Dr. Carson briefly after the speech to let him know that we had raised over $300,000 in 50 days and had collected over 200,000 petitions. The best part of VVS was the straw poll for President where Dr. Carson finished 2nd to Sen. Ted Cruz in a field of 22 potential candidates.
• Manchester and Seabrook NH, Oct 17-18: The 5th Annual NH Young Republicans Lobster Bake and Straw Poll. I met with party leaders, alumni of Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich's presidential campaigns in 2012 and GOP elected officials to get a political feel for New Hampshire. Dr. Carson won an upset victory in the straw poll with 43% of the vote over Sen. Rand Paul and the rest of potential field. Of course, we also got lots of petitions signed during our time in New Hampshire.
• Des Moines, IA, Oct 25: The Iowa State GOP Reagan Dinner. I got a chance to meet with party leaders, get more petitions signed, and Jim Zeiler - the Iowa field director for Cain's 2012 campaign - drove 12 hours round trip to introduce me around. We had four great volunteers manning the booth at the dinner. At the same time, volunteers in CA and AL were working tables at statewide GOP events. Internal polling of Iowa Caucus goers showed Cruz at 17% and Carson at 13%.

Sincerely,
Vernon Robinson
National Campaign Director

PS. If you haven't signed up to volunteer please do so at www.runbenrun.org


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