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Ben Carson for America's President?

Updated on November 29, 2015
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Ben Carson as our Next President of the United States of America?

Should you vote for Ben Carson as President in the 2016 Presidential election? Here are some facts which support his pursuit for presidency.


His Family

Benjamin Solomon Carson's life began on September 18, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan. He was born of Sonya Carson and Robert Carson. Sonya was from a big family, and only attended school until the third grade. She married a Baptist minister when she was only thirteen, and later discovered that he had a secret family. They got a divorce, and she was left to take care of Ben and his older brother Curtis, on her own. They all worked hard and overcame their dire financial situation.

His Education

Even though his mother did not have the opportunity to receive a thorough education, she still encouraged Ben Carson and his brother to fervently read and obtain a passion for learning. The Carson boys were viciously bullied in school because they did not achieve academic success initially, so their mother required them to read two books a week with subsequent book reports. Although he thought this seemed strict at first, Ben Carson eventually began to enjoy reading and acknowledge the knowledgeable benefits he could obtain from this consistent routine.

He received high regard for his hard work and academic success, yet his eighth-grade teacher openly reprimanded his classmates for enabling a “black boy” to progress beyond them to become the top of his class and receive an academic achievement award. He afterwards attended Southwestern High School.


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Overcoming Personal Conflict

Ben Carson claims to have maintained a bad temper in his past. One time, he even attempted to stab one of his friends, but fortunately the knife blade broke. He was so upset by his lack of self-control, that he desperately read the Bible and asked God to help him. God did redeem him, and he went on to become a senior commander in ROTC at Southwestern University where he eventually graduated with honors.


Continuing Education

He earned a full scholarship to Yale University, and graduated in 1973 with a Bachler’s Degree in psychology. Afterwards, he attended the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan. He pursued a career as a neurosurgeon, and in 1977, became an intern at Johns Hopkins University.

Continuing Family and Work

In 1975, he married Larcena Rustin, and together they have three sons. In 1982, he became chief resident in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins. In 1983, he was invited to work as a neurosurgeon for one year at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Australia. After returning to Johns Hopkins in 1984, he became the director of pediatric neurosurgery when he was only thirty-three. He was the youngest doctor then to achieve this position.

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Some Accomplishments as a Neurosurgeon

In 1987, Carson accomplished an amazing feat. He successfully detached seven-month-old conjoined twins and saved the life of one of them . For this endeavor, he received international attention and acclaim. In 1997, he and his team embarked to South Central Africa and performed the difficult 28-hour operation of separating baby conjoined twins. It was successful, and both babies survived this life-saving venture. In 2003, he accepted the challenge to lead a team of more than 100 specialists in separating 29-year-old conjoined twins. Their brains were fused together, and during the nearly 52 hour surgery both twins died. Longing for their independence from each other, they had made the decision, “ We would rather die than spend another day together”. Carson said their brave decision to undergo surgery will live beyond them.


“Successful people don’t have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.”

― Ben Carson, Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story

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“Tell the truth. If you tell the truth all the time you don’t have to worry there months down the line about what you said three months earlier. Truth is always the truth. You won’t have to complicate your life by trying to cover up.”

— Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence

Some of Ben Carson's Awards and Accomplishments

Successfully separated several sets of conjoined twins

Performed about 400 surgeries a year

1994- Ben Carson and his wife established the Carson Scholars Fund which provides scholarships and encourages reading

2000- Congress named Ben Carson one of its "Living Legends"

2001- CNN & Time magazine recognized Ben Carson as one of the nation's top 20 physicians and scientists

2006- Ben Carson was awarded the Spingarn Medal, the most honorable award by the NAACP

2008- George W. Bush granted Ben Carson the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Ford's Theatre Lincoln Medal

Ben Carson has written several books delineating his faith and life. His autobiography "Gifted Hands" was also created as an inspiring TV movie in 2009.

Some of Ben Carson's Attributes

 
 
 
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His Determined Stamina

Some people claim Carson is an unenergetic Presidential candidate, however, that is contradictory, for many people would not have the ability to stay awake for 22 hours straight, especially when performing a life-saving operation to separate conjoined baby twins’ heads. Also, most people would not be able to endure performing the meticulous 52-hour surgery to separate adult conjoined twins. He has proven his capacity to perform successfully under undeniable pressure.

in 2002, Ben Carson became a patient, and courageously against his prostate cancer. He determinedly assisted doctors in finding solutions for him to eventually recover completely.

His Entry into Politics

In 2013, Ben Carson attended the National Prayer Breakfast, and shared his disappointment toward Obama’s perspective of healthcare and taxes. He received much attention for his controversial declarations. In March 2015, he publically announced his retirement as a surgeon. In October, FoxNews hired Ben Carson as a contributor. On May 4 , 2015, he initiated his official run for the Republican presidential nomination.

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His Political Position

* He preserves honesty, integrity, and encourages people to accept others differences.

* He supports traditional marriage which God defines as being between a man and a woman.

* He understands the necessity for independence from the government.

* He states that “Obamacare is about restriction and control”, and healthcare should be the responsibility of patients and their doctors; he comprehends the importance of individualized healthcare.

* He emphasizes the importance of America representing itself as a leader among nations, and that we should be loyal to our allies.

* He believes in strong national security, preventing the infiltration of potential terrorists among the refugees and immigrants attempting to cross our borders. However, he still visited a refugee camp over the Thanksgiving 2015 weekend to further understand the refugee crisis and foreign policy issues.

* He upholds the 2nd amendment of the Constitution by advocating the right of law-abiding citizens to own guns.

Ben Carson as Potential President

Ben Carson acknowledges the sanctity of life, which he has definitely demonstrated throughout his many years as a neurosurgeon. He recognizes the significance of all souls including the precious unborn. If he didn’t value life to the extent that he does, he wouldn’t have given so much of himself to support it. He used his God-given “gifted hands” to help save so many lives, his heart and platform to inspire others to realize how precious life is, and to defend the validity of life. He is a Seventh Day Adventist who recognizes “kindness as the most important of all virtues for without it, one cannot practice any other virtues with consistence”.






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Ben Carson for President?

Ben Carson maintains extensive life experience, listens intently, and contributes as a team member to find efficient solutions to significant scenarios and important issues. Although he is soft-spoken, his profound words are derived from considerable contemplation. He believes in God, and gives Him recognition. We need a president who will acknowledge the necessity of God’s Divine Intervention. Ben Carson for President in 2016!

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Lifenews.com

http://www.biography.com/people/ben-carson-475422#synopsis

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/11100.Ben_Carson

http://www.ontheissues.org/Ben_Carson.htm

Wall Street Journal

cbsnews.com

Factcheck.org




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