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.
Ben S. Carson
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?
I vividly remember as a teenager obtaining my first job with a regular paycheck as a high school biology-laboratory assistant.
When I was a teenager, my mother broke her own rule of never buying someone else's trouble and purchased a used car. We were quite excited because it was beautiful and sleek, and it was a convertible.
The 14th verse in the 11th chapter of the book of Proverbs states that there is safety in the multitude of counselors. This means that you are much more likely to be successful if you're willing to listen to an array of opinions regarding an important decision.
Americans have an obligation to save the nation for future generations.
The fate of our nation teeters on the ledge — and our future is far more important than who got sent home from "Dancing with the Stars"
I remember one story of a morbidly obese person who had to be lifted out with a crane after a wall was removed. This reminds me of our federal government, which was once agile and responsive, but now is so large and cumbersome that it has difficulty with the simplest of tasks.
We as a nation need to focus significant emphasis and resources on providing good health care for all of our citizens. My question is this: Can we provide this without turning over control of our most important possession to the government?
The Obamacare battle is not politics as usual with the expected partisan bickering to which we have grown accustomed. When it comes to ascribing blame for the current shutdown, we the people must be wise and should resist being led like sheep by members of the political class and the media.
The grown-ups have gone AWOL from U.S. politics
Today, the freedom of Americans to control their own health care needs is being threatened by massive governmental interference. Those attempting to fundamentally change America are attempting to take control of the most important thing any of us possesses: our health.
The direction of our country is not good, and "we the people" — not we the Democrats or we the Republicans — are in desperate need of courageous leadership, guided by an understanding of our Constitution.
Critical decisions require preoperative clarity.
Spacey ideologues are alien to the American way
It is hard to believe that 50 years have elapsed since the famous "I have a dream speech" of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was an 11-year-old child in Detroit languishing in the midst of poverty. I was quite optimistic that things were getting better for black people in America.
The Founders of our nation toiled long and hard to establish a government that was representative of the people.
When babies are born, they have little choice but to trust their caregivers, who are usually the parents. As they mature and are able to distinguish one person from another, they tend to show great preference for the parents with whom they have bonded.