Ben Carson

Dr. Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson (September 18, 1951-) is an African American Republican who ran for President of the United States in 2016 but sadly dropped out. He was a neurosurgeon, but now he is the 17th Secretary of Urban and Development under President Donald Trump.

Personality Edit

History Edit

Political Positions and Stances Edit

Abortion Edit

  • Need civil discussion between pro-life and pro-choice. (Nov 2015)
  • I would love to see Roe v. Wade overturned. (Oct 2015)
  • Maybe exceptions for life of mother, not for rape or incest. (Oct 2015)
  • Was personally against abortion; but what others do matters. (Aug 2015)
  • Drugs OK to prevent conception in instances of rape & incest. (Aug 2015)
  • Planned Parenthood historically targets black communities. (Aug 2015)
  • I spent my career saving the lives of little babies. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban abortion more than 20 weeks after fertilization. (May 2015)
  • No abortion for convenience. (Jan 2014)
  • The thought of abortion for convenience is repugnant. (Jan 2014)
  • Persuaded mother of hydrocephalic baby to cancel abortion. (Jan 2012)

American Culture and Values Edit

Economics Edit

  • Stop tinkering around the edges & address the problem. (Nov 2015)
  • Raise debt limit on condition of making cuts. (Oct 2015)
  • Raise debt ceiling, but ensure you won't have to do it again. (Oct 2015)
  • $18T national debt pales with $200T liability fiscal gap. (Sep 2015)
  • Release the economic engine; regulations fetter it down. (May 2015)
  • Let the economy work the way it's supposed to. (Jan 2014)
  • The free market works. (Jan 2014)
  • 1990s deregulation paved way for 2008 economic meltdown. (Jan 2012)
  • Cut every agency spending by 10%, with no exceptions. (Jan 2012)

Education Edit

  • Free college is a non-starter. (Feb 2016)
  • Incentivize the state to offer vouchers. (Nov 2015)
  • Free medical care to fix primary care deficit. (Oct 2015)
  • Our public education system has become a propaganda system. (May 2015)
  • Supports charter schools; supports local control. (May 2015)
  • Supports homeschooling; supports teaching values. (May 2015)
  • Education has power to lift families out of destitution. (Apr 2015)
  • Private schooling better than Common Core public schooling. (Feb 2015)
  • When you educate a man, you liberate a man. (May 2014)
  • College grads today fail a 6th-grade test from the 1800s. (May 2014)
  • School choice increases competitive nature of education. (Apr 2013)
  • Education worked for me; don't throw young people away. (Mar 2013)
  • Evolution and creationism both require faith. (May 2012)
  • Creationists have God's ethics; evolutionists must find them. (May 2012)
  • As child, mother required written book reports. (Jan 2012)
  • Southern slaveowners knew education would empower slaves. (Jan 2012)
  • Maintaining American pinnacle requires math, not athletics. (Jan 2012)
  • Carson Scholars Fund: for humanitaran & superior academics. (Jan 2012)
  • THINK BIG: Talent, Honesty, Insight, Nice, Knowledge.God. (Jan 2012)
  • Carson Reading Rooms: 4,800 scholarships totaling $2 million. (Jan 2012)

Energy and Oil Edit

  • Keep ethanol mandate; unfair to withdraw contracts. (Jan 2016)
  • Change archaic exportation rules to send energy to Europe. (Dec 2015)
  • Best policy is to get rid of all subsidies. (Oct 2015)
  • Smart way in Mideast is to declare energy independence. (Sep 2015)
  • Climate debate is distracting and irrelevant. (May 2015)
  • EPA must work with business; warming or cooling not relevant. (Nov 2014)
  • Petroleum independence would deprive terrorists of funding. (Jan 2012)
  • Intelligently tap our own resources offshore & in Alaska. (Jan 2012)

Foreign Policy Edit

  • Every Israeli thinks we have turned our backs on them. (Feb 2016)
  • North Korea's leader is unstable, but understands strength. (Feb 2016)
  • Use economic power to keep North Korea & Russia contained. (Dec 2015)
  • Focus on funding refugee camps; not bringing refugees to US. (Nov 2015)
  • Trust experts to decide rules of engagement for ISIS. (Nov 2015)
  • Political solution must accompany military solution in Syria. (Nov 2015)
  • Continue to confront China in South China Sea. (Nov 2015)
  • Corner Putin by arming Ukraine & reducing oil dependence. (Nov 2015)
  • Take a stronger stance against Chinese cyber-attacks. (Sep 2015)
  • Foreign development aid is a win-win situation. (Sep 2015)
  • Leave no doubt that we will stand with South Korea. (Aug 2015)
  • Obama has turned his back on Israel. (Aug 2015)
  • Military force is not off the table when it comes to Russia. (May 2015)
  • Would not go to war with Russia over Ukraine. (May 2015)
  • Pinnacle nations before us contributed to their own demise. (May 2015)
  • Back Israel and follow what Netanyahu wants on Iran. (May 2015)
  • Don't just sit around waiting to see what other people do. (Feb 2015)
  • America on same bad path as ancient Rome, but we can fix it. (May 2014)
  • US is exceptional, with different values than rest of world. (May 2014)
  • Rome's decline began with immoral lifestyle; like in America. (Jan 2012)
  • Freedom is why people come from Cuba to US, not vice versa. (Jan 2012)
  • US poverty pales compared to billions in India & Africa. (Jan 2012)

Global Warming and Environment Edit

Government Roles Edit

Health Care Edit

  • There's a strong connection between health and housing. (Jan 2017)
  • Health empowerment accounts for families. (Feb 2016)
  • Health empowerment account for all on the day you're born. (Feb 2016)
  • I don't want to end Medicare, just make it more efficient. (Nov 2015)
  • Give people the option to opt out of Medicare. (Oct 2015)
  • Health savings accounts for families to buy health care. (Oct 2015)
  • Replace need for Medicare with HSAs & catastrophic insurance. (Oct 2015)
  • Health Savings Accounts make insurance companies irrelevant. (Oct 2015)
  • Health Savings Accounts make Medicaid less relevant. (Oct 2015)
  • ObamaCare flies in the face of principles of America. (Oct 2015)
  • Vaccines never caused autism; vaccination is important. (Sep 2015)
  • ObamaCare is analogous to slavery. (May 2015)
  • Obamacare is about restriction and control. (Feb 2015)
  • Vaccines are extremely important, despite individual rights. (Feb 2015)
  • Spokesperson for Mannatech nutrition supplement for 10 years. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban Ebola-infected people from entry; treat them elsewhere. (Oct 2014)
  • ObamaCare robs you of your ability to control your own life. (May 2014)
  • ObamaCare is the worst thing since slavery. (Oct 2013)
  • Health savings account from birth; teach poor responsibility. (Feb 2013)
  • Fund HSAs for indigent from collected HSAs of the rest of us. (Feb 2013)
  • Two-tiered system ok as long as care is adequate. (Jan 2012)
  • Saudi Arabian solution: stiff penalties for medical fraud. (Jan 2012)
  • Regulate insurance companies as non-profit services. (Jan 2012)
  • Government responsibility for catastrophic coverage. (Jan 2012)
  • Let paralyzed quadriplegics choose to die if they wish it. (Jan 2012)
  • Suffered research cancer injection and prostate cancer. (Dec 2007)

Immigration Edit

  • Stop illegal immigration, then have a fair path to residency. (Feb 2016)
  • Gather group of experts to screen out terrorists. (Jan 2016)
  • Guest worker program; no citizenship for illegals. (Oct 2015)
  • Many immigrants are criminals from Iraq, Somalia and Russia. (Sep 2015)
  • Our southern border is so porous, anybody can get in. (Sep 2015)
  • Turn off the spigots, then allow agricultural guest workers. (Sep 2015)
  • We have the ability to build a border wall, but not the will. (Sep 2015)
  • Taking in Middle Eastern refugees could be dangerous. (Sep 2015)
  • Use drones to destroy smuggler hide-outs on Mexican border. (Aug 2015)
  • Moral low road to use cheap labor if no path to citizenship. (Feb 2015)
  • Pathway to citizenship unfair to past & current immigrants. (Feb 2015)
  • Use Canadian model for guest worker program. (Jan 2015)
  • Common-sense solutions: guest workers plus harsher penalties. (Jan 2015)
  • Overwhelming majority want the southern border secured. (Jan 2012)
  • Deportation is moral low road; create guest worker program. (Jan 2012)

National Security Edit

Same Sex Marriage Edit

  • Everyone gets the same rights; nobody gets extra rights.
  • Constitution protects gays equally, but not marriage.
  • I have nothing against gay people, but no marriage.
  • Homosexuality is a choice, but same-sex marriage is the law.
  • Give gays rights, but not marriage, because it's a choice.
  • Marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples.
  • Redefining marriage is slippery slope with disastrous ending.
  • Legal binding relationship for gays to enjoy property rights.

Second Amendment Rights Edit

  • No limits to gun ownership, except in cases of insanity. (Oct 2015)
  • 2nd amendment critical in guarding against tyranny. (Oct 2015)
  • Regard with suspicion anyone ignoring the Second Amendment. (Nov 2014)
  • Law-abiding citizens have right to guns without registration. (Mar 2014)
  • Extremely pro-2nd Amendment; never let anyone tamper with it. (Feb 2014)
  • Semi-automatic weapons ok in countryside, but not cities. (Mar 2013)

Accomplishments Edit

  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 by George W. Bush

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