With President Barack Obama
sitting just feet away, Dr. Benjamin Carson stood up for conservative principles
in his speech at Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, discussing the national
debt, political correctness and even healthcare. Readers loved his speech so
much that TheBlaze’s
story on it went viral.
On Friday, Carson appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to explain why he felt
compelled to speak out against the big government policies endorsed by Obama, in
front of Obama.
Carson, a renown neurosurgeon, said the response to his speech has been
“overwhelmingly” positive. However, he argued he didn’t make a conservative
argument, but rather a “logical” and “common-sense” one.
“I don’t know where we left our brains,” he told host Sean Hannity.
Carson went on to talk about his life story, saying he grew up in a single
parent home in a poverty-stricken area. He said his mother “refused to be a
victim” and “never felt sorry for herself,” despite only having a third grade
Regarding his comments on political correctness, the neurosurgeon emphasized
the importance of “freedom of speech and freedom of expression” in the United
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