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My new hero

February 20, 2013

My new hero, renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson, really tells it like it is. How refreshing to hear a high profile M.D. who is not a sycophant of this administration....

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WKnapp

Feb-22-13 5:51 AM

...and so we hear agin from Mr. I-know-you-are-but-what-am-I!

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CMReeder

Feb-21-13 11:57 PM

Clueless Bobbie and Wayne!

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WKnapp

Feb-21-13 4:16 PM

CMReeder

Feb-21-13 12:40 PM

Blah, blah, blah...They praise Dr. Carson by tearing down President Obama.

What more worthy target is there than the O, the very first anti-American President of the US?

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WKnapp

Feb-21-13 4:11 PM

I knew the liberal fools on here wouldn't take kindly to my poking holes in their assertions that light is darkness and darkness is light. It's difficult and heartbreaking to give up on them though!! God still believes in them, even if they've given up on Him!

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CMReeder

Feb-21-13 12:40 PM

I find it amusing how upset the conservatives are about the treatment Dr. Carson has received from the left wing blog sphere and here. The right wing has no problem doing the same to people held in high regard by the left. They praise Dr. Carson by tearing down President Obama.

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CHayes

Feb-21-13 8:25 AM

"CHayes, Here's something from the Bible you can get behind; idol worship. You seem to be really good at that."

Not sure why you would say that. I don't really have many "idols", though I do have an awesome Hunter Thompson print on the wall next to my desk that I received as a Christmas present, and a classic picture of Woody Guthrie over my desk.

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CHayes

Feb-21-13 8:22 AM

"Naturally, the liberals are going to be against Dr. Carson."

I don't recall seeing more than one comment on this thread mentioning Carson. I DO see many people questioning the letter writer. But why let silly little facts get in the way of your comment, right?

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nobud74

Feb-21-13 7:42 AM

I find it disturbing that when we have a man speak out against what our government is doing to the very ones it purports to help and the enslavement it causes, he and those who believe it as well, the argument becomes an issue of race, religion and politics. Why can't anyone appreciate one's freedom to speak without turning it into a slander fest? And we wonder what is wrong with our country and why we will never come together given the current climate. It is truly sad.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-21-13 7:02 AM

Spike2 said:

"Yes. Most of you do cling to guns and Jesus. The good news is you are not representative of the country."

No, we do have representatives.

That is why I am grateful to our founders that we are not a democracy because we would see the tyranny of the majority on display over guns and Jesus just like we do in the inner cities where they prosecute those who defend themselves and remove the cross from the tops of churches.

It is your side, Spike, that has revealed itself as wanting to legislate all firearm owners into criminals overnight, with warantless searches and visits by law enforcement.

Liberalism is hate and you attempt to silence your opposition rather than debate an issue.

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USABorn

Feb-21-13 5:59 AM

Dr. Carson is NOT a hero. He has done well, has a deserved medical reputation, and has not let the fact that he is of African descent rule his life. Hs is to be ADMIRED for his accomplishments, and serve as a wonderful example to others, especially African-Americans.

The men who went forth and gave their lives trying to save our ambassador in Bangladesh; the people who used their bodies for cover in order to save their fellow human beings in recent shootings; the firefighters who give their lives in an effort to save others; there are many good examples of HEROES, but a future politician is not one of them.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-21-13 4:37 AM

WKnapp,

When light shines into the darkness, it exposes sin for what it really is; therefore, the response is to refute and discredit the light. Don't shoot holes in their arguments.

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WKnapp

Feb-20-13 11:27 PM

As to the question of te Bible condoning slavery, that's not there, either. Slavery is an invention of humanity, not God. Instruction for the treatment of slaves was designed to insure that those who wished to oppose God by owning slaves treated them in such a way to show them how ungodly slavery is, that they might abandon the human act of owning other humans. No endorsement of slavery in God's word, either.

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WKnapp

Feb-20-13 11:18 PM

Living in a cave, producing children of incest, consequences of his sin of offering his daughters to the men of Sodom. Where's the act of the Bible, and God, condoning fornication, incest or rape?

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WKnapp

Feb-20-13 11:12 PM

There seems to be some confusion concerning Lot in Genesis. Yes, he was the only righteous man in Sodom. He received two guests, angels disguised as men. Lot recognized who they were, and guests were protected any way possible. The men of Sodom came knocking on Lot's door, insisting that Lot turn over his guests so the men of Sodom could, well, sodomize them. Lot panicked, then sinned immeasurably by offering his daughters to the men as substitutes for the guests. Now, Lot was righteous, but not perfect. As the men of Sodom tried to knock Lot's door down, the angels blinded them and helped Lot escape. Lot and his daughters wound up living in a cave. The daughters got Lot drunk and were incestuous with him so they could have children. Their sons' descendants became the nations of Moab and Ammon, enemies of Israel, descendants of Abraham's grandson, Jacob.

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cheyenne

Feb-20-13 10:35 PM

Naturally, the liberals are going to be against Dr. Carson. He is teaching others what he was taught. To believe in yourself and your ability and not believe you are a victim or use race as an excuse. The exact opposite of what the liberals are teaching.

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bryan48

Feb-20-13 9:06 PM

Religion part aside I agree...the same who ***** about fairness also usually want the rich to pay more....fair is fair

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eric88

Feb-20-13 7:29 PM

enigma---hat could possibly be more fair than a tax which is the same for everbody.

It would be absolutely fair! But the pantywaists(liberals) wouldn't have anything of it. They have to protect their welfare trash friends, government minions, and union hacks. Moochers, leaches, and parasites have to stick together supporting and performing legislative theft on the successful..

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spike2

Feb-20-13 5:35 PM

Bobbie - you might want a big glass of water to go with all that swallowing! In re: "Just let the media feed the morons enough garbage to swallow about him and he'll be destroyed also." of course.

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enigma

Feb-20-13 5:03 PM

Maybe we could get back to the real subject here (liberals hate that). What could possibly be more fair than a tax which is the same for everbody. That's the definition of fair. When I hear people talking about a tax hurting one group more than another, I wonder why anyone would think that the purpose of the government is to hurt people equally, or to hurt people at all. It should not be the government's job to hurt people, or to help them. Our government was set up to protect us from those who would take our rights whether they be from another country or this one. If they would stick to that, we wouldn't need high taxes and it wouldn't hurt anyone. All in favor of a government that doesn't hurt anyone say 'Flat Tax'.

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DavidBross

Feb-20-13 4:47 PM

I remember reading similar letters over the past year extolling the virtues of Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich. I would be a little cautious about jumping on the band wagon of the newest rising star. Give them time to flesh out their thoughts and beliefs.

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enigma

Feb-20-13 4:27 PM

CHayes, Here's something from the Bible you can get behind; idol worship. You seem to be really good at that. Unfortunately, God likes that about as much as he likes slavery and child rape. Or did you think that God approved of everything that happened in the Bible? If so, you're all set, the Bible mentioned every perverted and immoral thing you are in favor of. The only catch is that God did not approve of these things. You wouldn't know about those things because you haven't read the Bible, only stupid atheist websites where they lie to you about it. BTW, Lot's daughters were not raped. Do you know why? God didn't allow it. Also, Lot was not a Godly man, he was only saved because he was Abraham's nephew. Like I said, please don't tell me about the Bible until you've read it.

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CHayes

Feb-20-13 4:17 PM

Josh: "Nobody ever said it wasnt in the bible, only that is wasnt condoned."

enigma: " Not a lot of child rape in the Bible."

Really?

As for condoning, the letter writer first claims we should have a flat tax, because he claims that is what they had "in Bible times". Then goes on to claim:

"The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, wanted everyone to have skin in the game. If a flat percentage is good enough for God it should be good enough for our government."

Is he saying his deity condones everything that happened in the Bible? Even the child rape, murder, and slavery? Stoning children to death? Really?

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CHayes

Feb-20-13 4:08 PM

"Here's an idea, since it's obvious that you've never read the Bible, maybe you should stop telling us what it says. Not a lot of child rape in the Bible."

Really? Lot, who the Bible declares to be the only "righteous" man in Sodom offered his daughters up to be gang raped.

Are you absolutely sure YOU'VE read the book in question.

And then of course there was the slavery that is condoned in the Bible, and also more pedophilia.

The letter writer CLEARLY indicated that he advocated a flat tax structure for the US, because that's what they had in "Bible times". I don't think it's out of line to ask what else he'd like to bring back from "Bible times."

Maybe stoning insolent children to death?

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spike2

Feb-20-13 3:29 PM

Yes Bobbie I am. Funny, I have employment, do you? Yes Bobbie, I am not dependent on the media, Fox, or any of the talk news for information. Yes Bobbie, I know you have a problem with original writing. You simply regurgitate something told to you or you heard, each and every time.

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Josh84

Feb-20-13 3:05 PM

Nobody ever said it wasnt in the bible, only that is wasnt condoned.

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