Dr. Ben Carson Affirms Founding Principles in HUD Hearing
“Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land. Of course, I think all Americans should be protected by the law. What I have said before is I don’t think anyone should get ‘extra rights.’” — Dr. Ben Carson at the HUD Appointment Committee Hearing
Now this is refreshing!
Dr. Ben Carson is well-known for candor dispensed with respect.
He spoke his mind at the 2013 Prayer Breakfast, in which US Senator and now Attorney-General designate Jeff Sessions introduced him to the audience. His boldness and freshness of mind have emboldened the millions in this country silenced by political correctness and overwhelmed by a regressive agenda.
Men and women of faith looked up to Carson as not just a moral compass, but Presidential material. His bid for the highest office in the land did not end well, but his future is still bright.
And I anticipate that Dr. Carson’s role as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will witness a conservative and Christian revival within America’s inner cities.
He also affirmed his Biblical, sensible world view at the 2014 CPAC gathering:
“Of course gay people should have the same rights as everyone else,” he said at the time. “But they don’t get extra rights. They don’t get to redefine marriage.”
Being gay is not an identity, but I respect Carson’s statement that no one gets “extra rights.”
Finally, federal appointees are demonstrating courage and heft against the Left-Wing Washington Machine.
But Carson was not the only to speak the truth and not pay homage to political correctness.
Mad Dog James Mattis reminded members of the Armed Services Committee what the military is really for.
Liberal New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand asked the following:
“Do you believe that allowing LGBT Americans to serve in the military or women in combat is undermining our lethality?”
Mattis batted away that silly, subversive, and offensive question:
“Frankly, senator, I’ve never cared much about two consenting adults and who they go to bed with.
“Senator, my concern is on the readiness of the force to fight and to make certain it’s at the top of its game.”
The interrogation process is making Democrats look bad. Finally, Republican appointees are following the leader of their New Commander in Chief and pushing back against the overt and obstructive political correctness of the dwindling Democratic class in Washington.
His statement reminded me of Former Governor Mike Huckabee’s comments about LGBT issues in the American military:
“The military is not a social experiment.
“The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. It’s not to transform the culture by trying out some ideas that some people think would make us a different country and more diverse.
“The purpose of it is that we protect every American.”
But I want to return to Dr. Ben Carson’s direct retort, and his rejection of “extra rights.”
The federal government under Barack has insisted on an aggravated expansion of entitlements and privileges for “minority groups”, including homosexuals and individuals involved in transgenderism.
This push for special rights has in fact undermined equal rights for all.
Private firms must accommodate demands from militant leftist, or go out of business.
A celebrity of pop star speaks out against homosexuality, and they lose their contacts, performing gigs, and reputation.
Small business face lawsuits, and local governments must abandon invocations to God our Father.
Educators in post-secondary institutions face discipline or determination if they permit discussions on issues like the definition of marriage, homosexuality
Elected officials who stand up for life and family face an unprecedented onslaught against their re-election bids. In some cases, they end up losing ,as occurred in North Carolina this past election cycle.
It’s time that our federally elected officials and their appointees restored and strengthened the basic tenet of this country:
“Equal rights for all. Special privileges for one.”
Dr. Carson’s deliberate response was particularly strong and powerful.
Here is an African-American, who was reared in poverty.
His father was not in his life. His mother relied on a good form of “deception” to make his son studious and alert.
He worked through medical school, became an accomplished and world-renowned surgeon, wrote numerous books, and delivered informed speeches to renowned crowds.
Then came the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, where he stood out further and influenced millions. I still remember talking to neighbors in my South Bay, California home about his impressive and courageous acumen.
They were all talking about his leadership potential, as early as 2013!
For a man who had faced so much adversity in his life, one would think Ben Carson would be the last person to strike the argument of special rights or affirmative action.
But he did. Ben Carson never felt sorry for himself. He grew, he learned, he faced challenges, and he stands as a guiding light for true American principles:
Equal rights for all. Special privileges for none.
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