NOTE: My statements are not necessarily my opinions. I often post point-counterpoint essays in which I strongly take one side of an issue and later counter that with antithetical views. This intellectual exercise helps me see the merit in opposing opinions and augments my creativity.

“Show me the man you honor and I will know what kind of man you are.”
Thomas Carlyle

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Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson for President

I don't know if he is a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, but every time I've heard him speak, he impresses me with his intelligence, courage, straightforwardness, common sense, and lack of the usual partisan agenda in which politicians think nothing of screwing the half of America that doesn't agree with them. Dr. Carson was raised by a superb single mother in Detroit, attended the University of Michigan Medical School, and is now a Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. He is “interested in maximizing the intellectual potential of every child”—a passion I share, having devoted years of my life to helping children excel academically.

Dr. Carson is the author of Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence. America needs to think big and unleash our potential for excellence, so he would be an excellent leader who could also help heal our nation—in stark contrast to divisive politicians who purposely drive a wedge between Americans to fuel their Machiavellian motives. Can you think of any?

Dr. Carson wisely recognizes the danger in political correctness, which the Left's Thought Police used as a bludgeon to clobber opponents when their facts are unassailable. Conveniently, the Left typically overlooks or excuses PC gaffes emanating from a kindred spirit (such as President Obama's Special Olympics blunder) but goes way overboard blasting others, as they did to Dr. Lazar Greenfield.

What I would like to see more often in this nation is an open and intelligent conversation, not people just casting aspersions at each other. I mean, it's unbelievable to me the way people act like third graders. And if somebody doesn't agree with them, they're this and they're that and, you know—it comes from both sides. And it's just so infantile.”
Dr. Benjamin Carson

UPDATE MARCH 2013: Dr. Carson is already being viciously attacked by the Left who fear his common-sense message will resonate with too many people fed up with divisive partisanship. I don't always agree with Rush Limbaugh, but he hit the nail on the head by saying:

“[The Left] will impugn and try to destroy [Dr. Carson's] character and reputation and, if they could, his life. They are the ones, don't forget, who claim they have all the tolerance for diversity. They are the ones who claim to have all the compassion. They are the ones who claim to have the big-hearted understanding. They are the ones, they claim, to have the big tent. They, in truth, are the narrow-minded, exclusionary, small-minded, peanut-brain bigots. And they couldn't hold a candle to Ben Carson, not a one of them, and yet they have the audacity to insult him. His humanity is really what they're insulting when they take after him the way they did.”

The attacks on Dr. Carson are infantile and unwarranted, reflecting poorly not on him (he is a shining example of a superb role model), but on his detractors who are political hacks.

There's something very refreshing about Dr. Carson—a magnetic genuineness lacking in others who aspire to become President; they're just too slick for me.

“The weakness of a soul is proportionate to the number of truths that must be kept from it.”
Eric Hoffer

That's why liberals lie about Dr. Carson, Dr. Lazar Greenfield (another esteemed surgeon), and Dr. Me. Intelligent, principled people see right through their smears, while the evil dummies just lap it up.

Here's a 20-second example of liberal distortions. I loathe businessmen who intentionally poison their customers and Japanese war criminals who gang-raped Asian children and grandmothers before spearing their vaginas, as in this example showing one of their victims from the Nanjing Massacre in China:

Nanjing Massacre rape killed
Imagine the agony

I spent months researching and writing about what Japanese war criminals did to people in China and other Asian nations, but the Lying Libs want you to believe I hate all Chinese. Absurd. I'm not fond of many of their products that are too often junk or toxic, but I am fascinated by their brilliance and history. They never deserved to be brutally treated by Emperor Hirohito's soldiers, who were so savage to our POWs and others they made Nazis seem almost civilized. Hating the monsters who did those things is a far cry from hating them all, but the Lying Libs can't tell the truth because it doesn't fit their twisted agenda, which they pursue by twisting the truth. Again and again.

Too many liberals are like raccoons spellbound by glitter, staring at it while ignoring more important things. In the case of Americans, that's how to solve practical problems, such as how we might provide essential government services at little or no cost to taxpayers (here's an example of that) and how we could give more to people who receive money from government while reducing the burden on taxpayers. That's also possible, as I proved.

Too many problems remain unsolved by U.S. federal, state, and local governments that bury their heads in the sand, ignoring solutions such as the two I linked to in the paragraph above. They want continued problems so people in desperation turn to them for solutions, but those solutions rarely come.

Besides Dr. Carson, another great presidential choice is Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory, who said that “he's finally come to his senses and realized the Democratic Party disguises an all-consuming quest for control as concern and aid for minorities.

Another great choice is David Webb, who oozes intelligence and common sense.

Notes:

  1. MSNBC's Toure Neblett “mocked Dr. Benjamin Carson as a token "black friend" to Republicans.
    Comment: This is yet another manifestation of MSNBC's bigotry. If you dare disagree with them, they'll call you names.
    bigot (noun): (1) a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing opinion, belief, or creed; (2) a person who is obstinately intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on politics or religion, and has animosity toward those of differing beliefs.
    Dr. Carson said it best: “If you don't have anything useful to say then you attack people. And you know, if you feel that your house of cards has been discovered and is starting to come unraveled, you become very desperate. You know, intelligent people tend to talk about the facts. They don't sit around and call each other names. That's what you can find on a third grade playground. … And what the Left frequently does, and some aspects of the Right, too, is they try to make life so unpleasant for anybody who disagrees with them that people will keep silent.”
  2. NBC News on Dr. Ben Carson: 'Blinded by the White'
    Comment: Alleging that Dr. Carson has been “blinded by the White” is blatantly racist and an insult to his intelligence and independence, insinuating that he cannot think for himself. Obviously, he can—and that's why the Left is out to destroy him, using their usual unfounded accusations and hitting below the belt.
The views expressed on this page may or may not reflect my current opinions, nor do they necessarily represent my past ones. After reading a slice of what I wrote in my various websites and books, you may conclude that I am a liberal Democrat or a conservative Republican. Wrong; there is a better alternative. Just as the primary benefit from debate classes results when students present and defend opinions contrary to their own, I use a similar strategy as a creative writing tool to expand my brainpower—and yours. Mystified? Stay tuned for an explanation. PS: The wheels in your head are already turning a bit faster, aren't they?

“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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