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FLASHBACK: Carson tells Obama at prayer breakfast that country is in moral decline

- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2013

Move over President Obama. Conservatives are not talking so much about the president's address at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast, but rather remarks from Dr. Benjamin Carson, a black pediatric neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Hospital who took over the stage for 25 riveting minutes.

Mr. Carson spoke of his disdain for political correctness, calling it a "dangerous" and "horrible thing" that has led to such ridiculous fears as wishing people Merry Christmas, according to The Blaze.

He also talked about the moral decay of America, cautioned of a Rome-like fate, and — in front of Mr. Obama, who sat just feet from the podium — confronted the issue of America's debt and current fiscal policy.

"Our deficit is a big problem," Mr. Carson said, according to The Blaze. "Think about it — and our national debt — $16 and a half trillion dollars." And here's one of his most daring lines, as reported by The Blaze: "What about our taxation system — so complex there is no one that can possibly comply with every jot and tittle. When I pick up my Bible, you know what I see? I see the fairest individual in the universe — God — and he's given us a system. It's called tithe."

Conservatives are applauding.

As reported on Twitchy.com, David Limbaugh tweeted: "Finally, a self-reliant conservative decided to make this every bit as political as Obama does. Yes, we had a voice. Benjamin Carson."

Other tweets, as reported by Twitchy: "Dr. Ben Carson throws out political correctness during speech in front of Obama, who's not happy." And this: "Sounds like Dr. Ben Carson of Johns Hopkins stole the show at the Nat'l Prayer Breakfast today. Hit on healthcare in front of Obama." And this: "This is awesome. National Prayer Breakfast — Carson prayer speech."

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