It is great to see someone speak truth to the face of power and that is exactly what Dr. Benjamin Carson did in his recent speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast with President Obama sitting right next to him. In a respectful and polite way, he deconstructed so much of the Obama agenda. It is 26 minutes long but worth every minute. My favorite moment comes about 20 minutes in when the doctor explains that most of America’s health care problems could be solved by empowered patients using health savings accounts. Obama is looking at his watch by this point. Another great moment is his discussion of taxation and fairness.
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Thanks for the pointer to Dr. Benjamin Carson’s eloquent speech. His was not a political speech as much as it is was a humanitarian speech. He delivered his heart-felt feelings without ever once looking at Obama – as he was not trying to convert, not trying to play partisan politics, but expressing his personal view of the status of what it is to be human today. Obama, by the way, seemed to regard him with suspicion and envy. Notice Michelle Obama clapped much more frequently during Dr. Carson’s speech than her husband. i loved when Dr. Carson referred to the “fourth branch of the government” – special interests. An uplifting speech to say the least.