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Doctor Ben -- -- critic if you will of Obama care.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I thank you so much is really wonderful to be here I think I think that organizes that for inviting me.
And thank you -- for what you said you made it unnecessary for me to talk about political correctness.
I want to talk a little bit about.
What's the logical.
And what's common sense today.
Because we don't hear a lot of that.
I don't think that common sense should be something that is just for conservatives.
You know liberals.
And everybody else should understand and enjoy common sense also for some strange reason that sometimes it -- -- -- it's very -- of things you know that outpouring of sentiment that I received after the speech at the national prayer breakfast I got so.
And their service.
From everybody and some of the more poignant ones were from older Americans.
Who said they had given up and they were just waiting to die and now they felt a sense of revival.
And that's and that's very sad that we have reached a point in our lives -- so many people who feel that they're not represented anymore.
And and this is something I want you people.
Who worked in congress and who -- in the senate and who in the White House understand you work for the people you represent -- I also got a few nasty grams.
From people up.
Are you and so it president you are and word -- -- -- -- back and you know it's just unbelievable yeah put.
Yet when we did we reach a point.
Were you have to have.
Philosophy because of the color -- went.
You know reporter once asked me why didn't talk a lot about race.
And I said because -- a neurosurgeon.
They thought that was pretty strange.
And I say this when I pick someone to the operating room and I -- the -- employed them and take off the bone flap and open the -- I'm operating on the thing that makes that person who they are the cover doesn't make the -- -- out.
But you know the thing that there really is important to me and it's it's largely because of my own background.
You know growing up and -- single parent home and inner city with dire poverty.
Terrible temper of course self esteem my nickname and school -- dummy.
And you know.
It was because I had a mother who believed in me.
And she was always think Benjamin -- much as smartly bring home greats like this I brought home anyway -- should always thank.
-- she was very encouraging.
And but more importantly.
You know she made sure.
That at some point we turn off the TV and started reading books and you know she worked a lot you know my mother worked.
Three jobs at a time she would leave at 5 in the morning get home at midnight.
And you know people always said to me well why did you guys read your -- your mother wasn't there.
What she would know if you didn't read the books and the fact of the matter is beckon those days you had to do with your parents that you know there.
Couldn't call 911 or some social worker or some psychologists.
Who said that the kid express themselves.
In -- you know that education works for me you know I I started reading within a year and a half and went from the bottom of the class to the top of the class.
The same kids who were calling me dummy in the fifth -- were coming in in its seventh great and it.
-- this problem.
And I sensitive I think youngster well inspection that's.
Obnoxious but it sure felt good.
The thing is by that time I had a very very different impression of myself.
And education is such a fundamental.
Principle a bit.
Success of America and where -- allowing it to go under.
You know you go out there and you talk to average person now.
-- they didn't tell you who won Dancing With The Stars they may be the tell you won the football game.
But they can't tell you anything that's important.
They don't know about foreign policy they don't even know about the way that our government works in this structure of it and what things mean.
And that consequently.
They have become.
The ignorant they have become the I'm prepared this is exactly what the founders that this country warned again.
States said our system of government is based upon a well educated and informed populace.
In it for a -- ever becomes anything other than that.
We will become a different country.
They knew -- they were talking about.
Witness to that fact.
Congress has a 9% a -- approval rating and yet we return to people at a rate of 90% to congress now what does that.
It tells you that people go in the voting Booth and they say there's a name I recognized I don't gonna vote for that.
You know they have no idea.
Whether that person represents them or not.
And what I'm saying to people the people of America today.
We are responsible this is a country that's four of them by the people not four -- -- by the government and if we turn it over to them we cannot complain about what they're doing.
Because this is the natural course of man.
We have to hold their feet to the five.
And that's why we have these complex brain.
And I don't say this just because I'm and there are surgeon.
The brain is the most complex.
And phenomenal organ system in the universe your brain.
And billions of neurons hundreds of billions even trillions of -- connections.
The number of -- you have rivals the national debt.
-- -- -- -- -- And it has the ability to remember everything you've ever seen.
Everything you've ever heard.
Your brain can process more than twelve million bits of information and 12.
And the reason that human beings and these gigantic -- -- loves this because -- the creatures that have the ability to to extract information from the past.
Integrate that with information of the president and project that into the future.
Which means we can be proactive we can -- we can strategize.
We don't have to just react.
That's what animals do react.
And a lot of people today have decided that they rather react like animals rather than planning and strategize.
And this is what we've done now.
You know what we see as our fiscal woes.
Without planning for the future without really caring about what is happening to the next generation.
And you don't have to be a brain surgeon or a rocket scientist to understand.
That if we continue.
To spend ourselves into oblivion we are going to destroy -- mentioned that you know if I would trying to destroy this nation.
If you just let's say you magically put me.
You know into the -- -- -- -- Okay.
But but but let's say somebody were there.
-- want to.
To destroy this nation.
Would you do let me tell you what I would first of law I would create.
Among the people.
I would have everybody pitted against each.
Because a wise man by the name of Jesus once -- a house divided against itself cannot stand.
I would encourage a culture.
Four basic morality.
And the principles that -- and sustained.
-- the country and then.
I would undermine the financial stability.
Of the country -- so far and today.
That there was absolutely no chance that it could recover.
And I would weaken the military and destroy the morale of the military that's what I would do and I guarantee you it would work.
Now the question is.
It appears coincidentally.
Those are the very things there happening right now.
And the question is how do we stop -- Please stop it.
Or must -- in naturally.
Follow the same kind of path that other pinnacle nations have follow -- for their destruction because.
All of those things that I just mentioned are the things that happen to other chemical nations before their fall.
And you know this is not something that has just started.
In the last four or five years this has been going on for quite sometime now so let's not lay all the blame on any one particular person.
But the fact of the matter is we all have responsibility to recognize.
What is going on and to use our influence to correct.
Some of these things you know one of the things that my wife and I have done.
As you know I'm going to school and we see you know these trophies all state basketball state wrestling -- this -- the other quarterback with the big -- on campus.
What about academic superstar what they get.
You know a National Honor Society Penn.
Pat on the head there there little -- in nobody really cared about them.
And -- I was I was aware of this survey.
That was done in 22 countries looking at the ability eighth grade equivalent to so.
Math and science problems we want between two countries and we came in number 2122.
Barely beat out there between the two.
And I was devastated -- -- we've got to do something about it.
And we can't wait for the government to do something about this week as the private sector have got to do something so we started giving out scholarships.
Out of our own pocket.
To children from all backgrounds.
Who achieved at the highest possible levels academically.
And also demonstrated humanitarian qualities that they here -- about other people.
And we just gave out our first -- out scholarships to point.
Seventeen years ago.
And just in the state of Maryland and now today.
We have over 5000 scholars and all fifty states.
And -- Incredibly bright.
And in fact just yesterday I found out that one of our scholars.
Was accepted into the neurosurgery residency at Johns Hopkins.
But the other component of the program as we put in reading rooms.
And in that case we particularly target.
Title one schools were the -- come from homes.
And they go to schools.
But no libraries.
Those are the ones who drop out of school we have a 30% high school dropout rate.
We really can't afford that so we create these rooms that no kid could possibly -- about.
And they get points for the number of books they read and they can trade him -- -- -- And in the beginning they do for the prizes but after while.
It begins to translate -- -- much better academic performance and that's really the goal because you see we can't afford to throw any of those young people away.
Because for every one of those young people we keep from going down that path of self destruction.
That's one less person that you have to protect yourself and your family from.
One that's person you have to pay for the penal -- the welfare system one more tax paying productive member of society.
Part of the program for the Carson scholars fund is every bit as important as the academic part.
Because you see we are a humanitarian nation.
And you could have historically we have bit.
Many people don't know this but socialism.
Started as a reaction to America.
Because people in Europe they looked at estimates that -- and then look at those Americans.
You got people like.
Carnegie Mellon that got so much money.
And look at everybody else who's gotten.
And you can't.
Run -- system like that just about over -- government that receives the funds and -- just you and you sit in a fair.
And equitable way.
Hey have you heard that before.
Well what they did guerrilla.
-- that all those names that I just said.
Instead of like -- and -- severe.
Hoarding money in passing it down from generation to generation.
They built the infrastructure of this nation they could and the trans con.
You know -- -- they've built factories in textile mills they built the mechanism that created the most powerful and dynamic middle class the world has ever seen which rapidly took us to the pinnacle they built universities and museums and charitable organizations.
Because that has been -- nature of Americans we have always been generous.
Nobody -- starving on the streets we've always taking care of them we have churches.
Which actually are much better mechanism for taking care of the poor because they -- right.
This is one of the reasons.
That we give tax deductions to churches because they do the so why -- the government trying to duplicate what they're supposed to be doing.
You know we need to start thinking smartly about the way that we use our resource -- use our money.
And you know in 200940.
Of the wealthiest families in America.
Pledge to give away half of their wealth to charity.
Go someplace else in the world.
And asked the forty its wealthiest families to give way have they will they'll look at you like you got six heads.
This is an American phenomenon we take care of our -- we always have it is not the government's responsibility.
It is our responsibility.
As long as we're talking about fairness.
Let's go about taxes.
Some people criticize me -- her preference.
For bringing up god and the Bible.
It is a prayer breakfast right.
I understand that but living here and you know if -- things proportionality is fair.
Who are we to say that it is unfair that the minute you begin to deviate away.
You begin to inject -- own philosophy.
And that is always going to be you and one direction or another I think that's why -- had a program like that you make ten billion dollars you put in a billion.
You make ten dollars you put in one.
You know the guy who paid a billion just put in a billion times more than other gap but they get the same rights what could be fairer than that.
You know that's.
I'll tell you what is not fair.
What does not fear is when you exempt some people.
And you say there there you poor little thing you don't have to pay anything we'll take care if you know what to me that's very offensive.
Having grown up pork because.
What you say.
What you're saying is that.
The -- -- is only one will take care of you why because she is a bit superior in the group.
Needs to be superior enemy and they can't be superior and -- and that's you have a whole bunch of people out -- gravel and so you keep -- down there -- But the other ulterior motive.
If everybody doesn't have skin in the game.
Then you can just persecute this 1% -- this 2% this 5%.
If everybody have skin in the game you have to be responsible.
Because if you come talk about raising taxes or raising taxes on everybody you better have a darn good reason -- -- -- -- what does.
Matter about one or 2%.
Really matters about everybody that's what's fair.
And I have time to really go into it but let me take something health care.
You know 16.
Of our economy.
If the government -- tool that they can control just about everything.
We need to understand.
What is going on because there are much more economic models that can be used to give us good health care than what we have now.
And we were asleep at -- at the will to let it happen.
But we have to find a way still to make it work.
And if we have to work within the framework.
Of the affordable health care act fine if we can find a way to -- find it fun.
If you know but.
Think about this 80% of the encounters between -- patient.
And a health care provider could easily be handled.
By a health savings account.
Without the two and send.
A third party or bureaucracy -- sets out at least a third of the money.
And you know there are ways that we can do this we can -- bridge insurance and catastrophic insurance you know some of that.
I don't want -- call morons but that's something similar to that.
Enough disabled Carson just talked about ages -- Republican -- are gonna have catastrophic health care.
Read the book read the book America America the beautiful and some other things and -- written it'll show you how to do that.
But obviously I'm thinking about those -- I think it.
It it just.
And it's it's almost laughable some of the things that I hear people say who criticize -- they said.
He's a neurosurgeon so he couldn't know anything about economics.
It's not brain surgery.
I can tell you this much even as a lowly brain surgeon.
If you have the highest.
Corporate tax rates in the world then of course corporations are gonna have money elsewhere.
Are not in business to be social welfare organization.
They're there for -- -- government knows how to use that.
To their advantage there is a ton of money.
Outside this country and and inside this country.
Just waiting to be unleashed.
To make all kinds of jobs and opportunities if -- just treat them as our friends and not as -- -- Finally we have to resist.
People don't want to talk about god and don't you ever dare mention Jesus Christ.
And this is supposed to be a country where we have freedom.
Of religion and freedom of speech.
-- it is absolutely absurd let's let everybody.
What they want to believe.
And that means PC police don't you be coming down on the people who believe in god and who believe in Jesus if they want to put something.
Need to know.
Need to understand.
We are not.
Each other's enemies in this country.
And it is only the political class that -- -- its power by creating friction.
It is only the media that derives its importance by creating friction.
That uses it every little thing.
To create this chasm chasm between people.
This is not who we -- we have much more in common with each other -- we have apart and we have to be Smart enough.
To understand that and we have to live by -- the principles.
Of loving your fellow man.
Of caring about your neighbor of developing their god given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people around you.
Of having values and principles that guide your life.
And if we do that.
Not only will remain a -- nation.
But -- truly have one.
Nation under god indivisible.
With liberty and justice for --
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