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Ben Carson

What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future

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One Nation by Ben Carson is a political book that presents a conservative agenda for America. It discusses the challenges faced by the country and offers solutions based on the author's experience in the medical field and his understanding of the Constitution.

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    Liberal elites and political correctness prevent America from facing its problems.

    Have you ever wanted to say something but in the end decided against it because you were afraid that your comment could be interpreted as being politically incorrect? That was a mistake. Political correctness is an invention of the liberal elites of the Far Left. All political correctness does is prevent the sort of discussion that can move America forward.

    The Political Correctness Police, including the media and some politicians, forbid people from speaking freely about a continually growing list of topics, and bludgeon people who violate their rules.

    For example, when appearing on TV to discuss how marriage is a long-standing tradition that shouldn’t be changed, the author compared gays to others that engage in non-traditional sexual relationships, including pedophiles.

    Immediately, the secular progressive media seized on the comment, twisting the author’s words and silencing what could have been a useful debate on marriage.

    Meanwhile, elites create entitlement programs for less fortunate groups of people in order to solidify their positions of power in the media or politics. Yet these liberal policies have done little to improve the lives of those unfortunate people in our society. Black communities in particular have been destroyed by these handouts, while continuing to support those that provide them.

    Martin Luther King Jr. and other black leaders understood this danger and supported self-reliance and self-help. Unlike the liberal elites, they believed that all people are capable of helping themselves.

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    What is One Nation about?

    One Nation (2014) outlines what America should do to stop its current decline and to once more become the most prosperous and successful nation in the world. These blinks share recommendations that are based on faith, common sense and the values upon which the country was founded.

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    In their heart of hearts elites see themselves as societys savior, but they are blinded by pride to the results of their actions.

    —Ben Carson
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    Who should read One Nation?

    • People curious about Ben Carson’s political ideas
    • People concerned about the future of America
    • Anyone interested in American politics

    About the Author

    Ben Carson is a celebrated neurosurgeon who is mulling a run for president in 2016. Candy Carson, the co-author, is the author’s wife, and a co-founder of the Carson Scholars Fund.

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