The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.
Ben S. Carson
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.
Imagine a situation in which there is an earthquake that destroys a suspension bridge over a deep canyon.
Divide and conquer is an age-old strategy, effectively used by many in positions of power to ensure that they retain their wealth and authority.
While the media have been focused on the missing Malaysian aircraft, massive alterations in the world's geopolitical terrain are underway simultaneously.
Political correctness is in place to ensure conformity to the prescribed expressions and lifestyles dictated by the elites.
As a teenager, I began a new, lifelong routine of starting and ending each day reading from the book of Proverbs, which, of course, was written by Solomon, a very wise man.
As a child, I was attracted to anything that dealt with medicine.
Most of us can remember feeling that someone had done us a great injustice. On those occasions, we want nothing more than to exact revenge.
As a child growing up in Detroit and Boston, I had many opportunities to experience the ugly face of racism and witnessed the devastating toll exacted by its mean-spirited nature.
We used to characterize the Soviet Union as a godless, evil empire.
The famous Boston Tea Party involved disgruntled colonists who felt unfairly treated by the British Motherland, which was imposing an ever-increasing burden of taxation with little or no input from those being taxed.
There has been much discussion about income inequality recently. President Obama seems to think that we can make significant progress in eliminating poverty by raising the minimum wage, as his State of the Union address highlighted.
My entire professional life has been devoted to saving and enhancing lives. Thus, the thought of abortion for the sake of convenience does not appeal to me.
Well-meaning government officials from both parties have determined that citizens need to be more closely managed because they are not capable of acting responsibly or planning for the future
A few years ago, I was participating in a national radio interview when the questioner asked me, "Dr. Carson, I notice that you don't speak very often about race. Why is that?" I replied, "It's because I'm a neurosurgeon."
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.
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.
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.
Who would have believed America could ever reach a day in which our leaders would ignore the will of the people?