Wednesday, June 11, 2014

One Nation by; Ben Carson, MD

(What we can all do to save America’s future) A short while ago I wrote a review of a great book entitled “Who Stole the American Dream” by Hedrick Smith. In it I stated that the book contained all the information elected officials needed to restore our nation to its former greatness. I stand by that report. This one by Dr. Carson is different. He doesn’t explore as the other did the varied issues. This one is more about calling us all together to join in the battle to restore our nation. I found it to be inspirational and worthy of reading by anyone interested in getting involved. The Preface is the speech he delivered during the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. By dumb luck I happened to hear it at the time it was given. I was struck by the power of his words and the courage to say them. President Obama was sitting at the head table with the Doctor. Parts of the comments were a condemnation of the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). It was obvious that the President did not enjoy the speech. Dr. Carson grew up in Detroit. He credits the determination of his mother in keeping him from a life of crime. She only had a third grade education. She made him and his brother read two books a week and report. The good Doctor didn’t realize that she couldn’t read. Nonetheless over time he realized how important reading was and became determined to aspire for a better life. He became an accomplished physician. This book urges all of us to reclaim our country with its former ideals before it is lost forever, doomed as so many others in history. He shows how. All that is needed is for Americans to care enough to band together in common cause. From my perspective, while I agree with him totally, I have little faith it will happen. Ben Carson is black. He is also Republican. There is a good possibility he might become the candidate for President. Do you remember the support Herman Cain received a few years ago? He was also black. Republicans are not racist as declared by the Democratic Party. They are opposed to most of our current President’s policies, nothing to do with race. It would be great to have a black man with Ben Carson’s credentials to be the candidate. I would be happy to cast my ballot for a man with the moral stature that he has. Read the book and see what you think. Jack B. Walters June 11, 2014

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