Ben Carson’s message to Republican politicians: “You are working for the people”

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Kurt Wallace: This is Kurt Wallace and our guest today on Rare is Dr. Ben Carson. His new book is One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future. Dr. Carson thanks for being with us today on Rare.

Ben Carson: It is my pleasure, thank you.

Kurt Wallace: Civil liberties issues like NSA spying and the TSA are unifying Americans against state power and some suggest that civil liberties could attract people to the Republican Party. What are your ideas on how conservatives can grow and shift power in Washington?

Ben Carson: Well, I think that the main thing that they have to do is remember that when you go to Washington you are working for the people. The people aren’t working for you. If they can just remember that abiding principle they will do just fine. And read the Constitution and understand what it is that the central government is supposed to be doing, and what they’re not supposed to be doing. I think what people are saying is please get out of our lives and do the things that you are supposed to do and let us alone. And if you do that your size will shrink, and your need for all of our resources will shrink, and we will be able to pursue the American dream. Just leave us alone and let us do it.

Kurt Wallace: So, basically what you are saying is politicians need some humility?

Ben Carson: That would be extremely helpful. But I think whether they have it or not the people are going to give it to them. Even if by force.

Kurt Wallace: If you are not humble, you will be humiliated

Ben Carson: Thomas Jefferson said when the people fear the government, you have tyranny; when the government fears the people, you have liberty.

Kurt Wallace: Tell us about your book One Nation?

Ben Carson: Well, the reason its been titled One Nation is a lot of people recognize that we the American people are not each other’s enemies. And our strength really lies in our unity, but there are those elements of a society that want to divide us and that drive wedges into every possible crack. War on women, income wars, age wars, race wars – you name it – there’s a war on it. And all of it is straight out of the pages of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. Divide and conquer. And that’s one of the reasons that in the book that we emphasize so strongly the importance of people becoming informed.

So, people should read for half and hour everyday something new, something they don’t know already. Algebra, economics, history, American history, world history, Russian history – read about communist nations. I think it’s very enlightening to read the works of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Saul Alinsky. The thing you can see exactly what’s going on in this country, you can see the plan that they hatched to overcome America knowing they couldn’t do it militarily. And it’s much more difficult for people to hoist these nefarious on us when we know what they’re doing.

Kurt Wallace: Dr. Carson, thanks for being with us today on Rare.

Ben Carson: It has been an absolute pleasure, thank you.


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