Dr. Benjamin Carson is one of the most beloved and well known figures in the conservative movement today. He manages to toe the line between speaking his mind and maintaining a positive demeanor.
Though it seems like Carson has been around forever, he actually rose to fame just last year with an epic speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. According to The Conservative Tribune, Carson completely obliterates Obama while the President is sitting just a few seats away.
Here is an account of the speech, courtesy of The Blaze:
“We’ve reached a point where people are actually afraid to talk about what they want to say, because somebody might be offended,” Carson said, noting the example of people refraining from saying “Merry Christmas.” “We’ve got to get over this sensitivity and it keeps people from saying what they really believe.”
The speech took an interesting turn when the doctor cautioned that moral decay and fiscal irresponsibility can have dire consequences — even for powerful countries like America. Here, he became even more pointed and impassioned.
“I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful — nobody could even challenge them militarily…they destroyed themselves from within,” Carson continued. “Moral decay. Fiscal irresponsibility.”
While he said America’s issues are dire, he was positive that the nation can fix its ways, as there are bright and innovative people who simply need to come together to address the problems at hand.
“And one of our big problems right now…our deficit is a big problem,” he said, as Obama watched him intently. ”Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars.”
“What about our taxation system — so complex there is no one that can possibly comply with every jot and tittle,” he noted, going on to call for a simpler (i.e. flat tax) system. ”When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see — I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he’s given us a system. It’s called tithe.”
Check out the full 30 minute speech above. Obama’s face by the end is absolutely priceless.
H/T: Tell Me Now