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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This man ows no apology, period...!

According to Cal Thomas, well-known nationally syndicated columnist, Dr.  Ben Carson owes President Obama an apology.

Carson spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., this past  week – a bipartisan annual event held since 1953, attended by members of  Congress and usually the president.

President and Mrs. Obama were present this year and Thomas feels that Dr.  Carson was out of line for including in his remarks comments about areas  considered public policy – our national debt, our tax system, our publics  schools and health care.

According to Thomas: “Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted  that a president of the United States cannot even attend an event devoted to  drawing people closer to God and bridge partisan and cultural divides without  being lectured about his policies.”

Dr. Carson is an African American physician, director of Pediatric  Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, who rose out of poverty in a ghetto in  Detroit. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush in  2008 and is a role model for every American of every background.

I’m also proud that he serves on the national advisory board of my  organization, CURE.

Although Carson did mention these various aspects of how we manage – or  mismanage – our national affairs, he never once referred to the president or  associated his comments on these issues with any political party.

To the extent to which President Obama might have taken Dr. Carson’s remarks  as personal criticism, it would only be in the sense of “If the shoe fits, wear  it.”

To the contrary, Dr. Carson began his remarks with citations from Proverbs  and Chronicles and tied the issues he spoke about to his broader theme about the  moral crisis of our nation today. He talked about the moral decay of ancient  Rome and how “they destroyed themselves from within.”

And he then expressed optimism about Americans being able to solve our  problems because “we are smart” and that “we have some of the most  intellectually gifted people leading our nation.”

No, if President Obama was offended by Dr. Carson’s penetrating remarks, it  is because the president had to be the one losing perspective of the moral tone  of the event and Dr. Carson’s observations.

What seems to offend Cal Thomas is that Dr. Carson has not fallen victim to  the Washington disease that Thomas himself seems to have contracted as result of  too many years in our nation’s capital.

Carson noted the vital importance of freedom of expression in America and how  “political correctness keeps people from talking about important issues while  the fabric of the society is being changed.” He warned that “we can’t fall for  this trick.”

What, after all, is the point of a National Prayer Breakfast, “devoted to  drawing people closer to God,” if the core issue now dividing us is whether we  are indeed a “nation under God” and whether this means that His Word, as  revealed in Scripture, is even relevant to our national life and how we conduct  our affairs.

This Word has already been banished from our public schools and increasingly  from all our public spaces. Now apparently it’s even off limits at the National  Prayer Breakfast.

If anything, Dr. Carson was forgiving to not mention the moral disaster of  abortion legal under any circumstances and 55 million murdered unborn children –  supported by our president. Nor did he mention our president’s endorsement of  same-sex marriage and today’s collapse of the American family.

The prophet Isaiah admonished, “To what purpose is the multitude of your  sacrifices to me? says the Lord … even when you make many prayers I will not  hear: your hands are full of blood … cease to do evil, learn to do good. …”

Religious ritual devoid of content is pointless and destructive. This was  Isaiah’s message 2,800 years ago.

This is Dr. Ben Carson’s critical message for America today. It’s certainly  nothing to apologize about.



emilyg said...

DFr. Carson is a hero. Speaks truth.

11:05 AM
sully16 said...

Good article, thanks Maddog, I agree

1:18 PM
JAP69 said...

Thanks MADDOG.

1:43 PM
winnnr said...

Dr Carson is a great doctor who happens to be a member of the same church denomination as I and he would never point out any individual's
sins. He teaches directly from scripture. Perhaps more people should in Washington should take heed to his sermon, democrat tea party, and republicans.

4:31 PM

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