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CARSON: Recovering Tocqueville's vision of American exceptionalism

America can be great, but it requires real courage and conviction to resist the urge to be "cool." None of this means we should impose Judeo-Christian values on those who wish to adopt a different kind of lifestyle, but it does mean that we should not allow an alternative lifestyle to be imposed upon us.

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CARSON: Thinking for ourselves

Earlier this year, one of the mainstream media networks was planning to do a special on my retirement from neurosurgery. They recorded a lecture that I gave at my medical school, as well as one given at a high school in Detroit.

Illustration by Linas Garsys/ The Washington Times

CARSON: The feeling behind 'Merry Christmas'

When I was a kid growing up in Detroit and Boston, there were multiple Christmas celebrations in public school. Everyone participated in the celebrations, including the Jews and the many individuals of Middle Eastern descent.

Dr. Ben Carson speaks at the Values Voter Summit in October, 2013. (Doug Wetzstein/special to The Washington Times)

CARSON: To counter coarseness, choose civility

As a youngster, I remember being taught to offer your seat on the bus to any elderly person. It was not unusual to see people offering to help carry a heavy or awkward box when a perfect stranger was obviously struggling with one.