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Dr. Benjamin Carson would make a good president

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:00 am

If you haven't already heard of Dr. Benjamin Carson, he is the chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has written several books, two of which I've read: "Think Big" and "Gifted Hands." I plan to read "America the Beautiful."

He gave an epic speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. He was fascinating — so good that Mr. Obama was bored stiff, but his wife was applauding. He talked about many things and was right on the money. He talked about our unfair taxes and our horrible debt. He said that if you could say a number a second it would take you 507,000 years to reach 16.5 trillion. Very gutsy — for just about everything he said — since his views are opposite of what Obama is trying to do, and he was sitting one seat away. Watch his YouTube speech, and see if he isn't just what we need in a president.

He and his wife started the Carson Scholars fund. They gift scholarships and trophies just like sports, but for academics. He and his brother were raised by a mom with a third-grade education. She was married at 13 and one of 24 kids. She is the inspiration that turned young Benjamin around. He was a bad student, had a horrible temper and yes, they were very poor.

He is a healer, a problem solver, and doesn't just cast blame. By the way, he is African-American and loves our country, Jesus and the flag. All contrary to what Obama believes.

Obama said the flag is oppressive to some people. Which ones are they? The ones we freed?

He said "The Star-Spangled Banner" is bad because of bombs bursting in air, and that our national anthem should be to teach people to sing. Doesn't he know American history? In the War of 1812, the British admiral ordered the flag down at the fort. That night the fight started — bombs bursting in air. Francis Scott Key was with the soldiers, and tried to see if our flag was still there. That next morning, through all the smoke and debris, he saw it and all of our soldiers at the base who made sure that flag did not come down.

Dennis Vetica

Lodi

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