Ben Carson (Withdrew) quotes, statements and views
Ben Carson, is unique in terms of potential presidential nominees for the White House in 2016, in that he has entered the race as a self proclaimed ‘citizen politician.’ An outsider in terms of career politics, Ben Carson, born in 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, is an acclaimed neurosurgeon and author, whose professional achievements were recognized in 2008, with Carson being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Gaining political acclaim from the American right in 2013, when Carson gave a socially and politically charged speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, he was originally believed by the wider American public to be a conservative. However, Ben Carson expressed his political alignment at the time by running as an independent for the White House, before more recently choosing to run as a Republican candidate.
A Christian and traditionalist, Ben Carson has been criticized by left leaning groups since announcing his candidacy for the White House, particularly in regard to his views on marriage, climate change and economics. However, Carson himself regards his views as commonsense and has significant support from Republican Americans in regard to common sense governance not restrained or interfered with by growing political correctness.
Where Ben Carson loses support from some Republican groups, is in his belief in the restoration of Glass-Steagall, the pre-1999 law which legally separated the activities of commercial and investment banks.
Admittedly something of a novice in terms of American foreign policy issues, Ben Carson’s popularity with American voters stems from his aspirations to curb immigration via creating a pathway to register illegal immigrants as guest workers, and his his desire to tie the minimum wage to inflation to alleviate stress on the U.S. social security system.
As a doctor, Ben Carson has also attacked incumbent President Barrack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Instead, Carson is in favor of a system of U.S. sponsored health savings accounts for Americans, ones which ideally would be able to be bequeathed to loved ones on the advent of a person's death.