On Sunday, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press with liberal hos David Gregory where Gregory tried to smear him with a “gotcha” question, however the good doctor ended up turning the tables and giving Gregory quite the education instead.
During a speech in 2013 Carson said that Obamacare was “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And it is in a way, it is slavery, in a way because it is making all of us subservient to the government and it was never about health care. It was about control.”
Gregory, a known liberal cheerleader for the Obama administration, tried to use this to smear Carson and make him look bad since he obviously couldn’t accuse him of being racist, and asked the doctor “People who have health care now that didn’t have it before, I suspect would disagree strongly with you, but I wonder, in addition, is that really how you wanted to be defined, how you wanna put government on trial in effect, in a political way?”
Fortunately Carson is more than capable of holding his own, and was able to deliver an eloquent response that pretty much shut the wannabe journalist up. He explained that the government takeover of healthcare is akin to slavery since it amounts to a loss of freedom. He also defined Obamacare as a Marxist tactic to take over the populace and that he thinks there’s a better way to ensure everyone has healthcare.
“Right, and I said, “in a way.” In a way, anything is slavery that robs you of your ability to control your own life, and when you take the most important thing you that you have, which is your health care, and you put that in the hands of government bureaucrats, I think you have done the wrong thing.
And, as I was about to say [before Gregory interrupted], you go back an look at the neo-Marxist literature and look at what they say, you don’t have to listen to what I say, about taking control of healthcare of the populace and making the people dependent.
This is not what America is about.
Do I believe in healthcare for everybody? Absolutely! But, I think they’re much better ways to get there which leaves healthcare in the hands of patients and of doctors.”
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