At a recent White House prayer breakfast. world famous neurosurgeon Dr.Ben Carson spoke on the state of the economy and the country with President Obama at full attention. This alone was out of the ordinary since a prayer breakfast supposed to be served with a few slabs of preaching and politics over easy. Well the politics from Dr.Carson came fully fried and double portioned. He gave a prescription for saving America’s future which was contrary or critical to Obama’s positions on income tax, health care, and America’s debt crisis. Of course a swell of support has started already for ‘Carson for President’. That speech though was and will be one of the most important this year. No one could really criticize the President’s positions with as much weight as someone highly respected, equally admired in the Black community, and without a horse in the political race. To have such an intelligent, hardworking outsiders known for having ‘Gifted Hands’ lay it all out on the table creates an impact which can’t be ignored or dismissed. Dr.Carson is not some politician daydreaming about the healthcare crisis. His entire career is built around it day in and day out. A social conservative, medical profession not born with a silver spoon, and a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist church, Dr.Carson has a uniquely American story which equals anything Obama brings to the table. When he speaks, we as a nation need to listen.
Just as a side note, what a great idea it would be to have a true surgeon general…a professional outsider of great respect who can look at and diagnose the problems of this nation and give real, truthful solutions outside of the fog of Washington politics. Let’s be honest, politicians know they can just pass problems on to the next guy and continue to kick the can down the road. No matter where the political winds take Dr.Carson in the future, we all should be thankful for finally getting the pill we should have swallowed long time ago.