Got a fund-raising letter today from the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee. It is very persuasive, to the point where, though poor and unemployed, I will probably send a contribution. I plan to investigate him some more first, but I may even go so far as to volunteer to start a local support group. Here’s some quotes from the literature, which is under the byline of John Philip Sousa IV:
Ben Carson is a proud and unrepentant American! He will be a president who never apologizes for America.
But, the Republican establishment is uncomfortable with Dr. Carson because he is a conservative, Tea Party Republican. Believe it or not, they want another establishment Republican as their presidential nominee, In fact, they are already promoting moderates such as Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. Talk about insanity!
From his book American the Beautiful: On the Tea Party “. . . a significant force for real change. [It] recognized that both Democrats and the Republicans were responsible for excessive spending, incessant pork barrel projects to benefit special constituent groups . . .
“A truly moral nation enacts policies that encourage personal responsibility and discourage self-destructive behavior by not subsidizing people who live irresponsibly and make poor choices.”
He proposes phasing out govt. assistance programs and replacing them with assistance from citizens and nonprofits and churches.
Anyway, I don’t know much more about him at this point than that the Charlatan-in-Chief set the Gestap . . er, that is, I mean, the IRS on him when he stated in Der Fuehrer’s presence that ObamaCare would be a disaster.
So what do y’all know about this man? So-far-so-good is where I’m at with him.