Ben Carson

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Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American author, and retired neurosurgeon. He is the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. After delivering a widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he became a popular conservative figure in political media for his views on social and political issues. He is actively considering declaring his candidacy as a Republican for the 2016 presidential election.

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Benjamin Carson, M.D.
305 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 310
Towson, MD 21204

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Barry Campbell 's picture
Submitted by Barry Campbell (not verified) on

Dr. Carson, Greetins & salutations!
My wife & I greatly admire your life story & convictions. As I would only like to make a quick point, & not consume your time. I am not a learned man but feel you can get this truth out to our country. Your recent remarks on Islam are on the mark & factual. I'm sure the issue will resurface in the next debates. My point is, PLEASE, let the questioners know Islam is a theocracy, and as such has absolutely no "seperation of church & state" (which is the phrase this country loves to use, with no constitutional support) Islam IS the state and therefore WOULD be creating a national religion, it has no place under our constitution.
I thank you again for your convictions Dr. Carson & anticipate your new title of "President".
Sincerely
Barry Campbell

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The truth cannot respond to the lie.

“The truly humble person will have a genuine desire to be thought little of, and persecuted, and condemned unjustly, even in serious matters. For, if she desires to imitate the Lord, how can she do so better than in this? And no bodily strength is necessary here, nor the aid of anyone save God.”
― Teresa of Ávila, The Way of Perfection

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Submitted by Pamela Gaither ... (not verified) on

I am a white girl who is 53 years old. I have been happily married for 24 years. I am from North Carolina. I know the Lord Jesus gave me a gift ... " LOVE FOR ALL FOLKS!"

I love what Abraham Lincoln did for our country!! Me I was raised Meth., the turn Bapt., Then when to a 4 Square Church... now I just say I believe in the books of Acts! Yes I am Spirit Filled!

Back in the 1990's, I really wanted a black man for president, because I thought a black Baptist man would really do a GREAT job leading the U.S.A.!!
then in 2008 some wanted a Lady President, some wanted a black.... . Ummm...... No offence to the two of them, but that year we had Obama and Clinton.................... I am so happy about Ben Carson running for President!! I Pray in Jesus' name that HIS WILL~ will be done! :) <3

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Submitted by Sunne (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson. I am a married Caucasian woman of 30 years, born and raised in Texas. I have been so very intrigued by you! You are such a beautiful person and am so glad to have come to know you through your run for the Presidency. I feel you are too good for all that. However, it would be such a tremendous blessing if you would be a major presence among the government. I do hope that IF you are not elected, you will continue to be in the public eye for the American people. We need you! Thank you for introducing yourself to us!!! Please don't let the politics scare you away from us. God bless you Dr. Carson in all your endeavors!

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Submitted by Jeanene J. Malan (not verified) on

I'm a fan! Thank you for being the person God made you to be. Thank you for being a Patriot and a Gentleman. Thank you for loving your family and being such a good example to them and the rest of America, at least those who have brains enough to know you for the wonderful person you are. You have Magnified your callings on earth and you will be Magnified in the Eternities. Bless you!

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What is achievement? What is success? Achievement is the tenacity that drives someone to meet a goal, to follow through, and finish up whatever that person started. Success is measured in God's standards as knowing Him, performing His Will, and spreading the Gospel news of Christ Jesus. Dr. Carson, I know you are a successful person. You possess the character traits that will make a Godly president, reform our country, and fix to some extent, America's social, economic, and moral situations. You are remembered in the prayers of many supporters across America. May God bless you. Keep it up.

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Submitted by Jo Rudy (not verified) on

Mr. Carson, I was crestfallen when I heard you are dropping out of the next debate (Michigan). I have been following you from the beginning, and I have supported your campaign. I think you are an honest and aspiring candidate, however, I think you are so above the cheesy tactics that avail. You would make an ideal Surgeon General with all of your extraordinary experience, your firm but relaxed demeanor, and your determination to serve your country. But we have to brace ourselves for a Trump victory. In which case you'll be expected to deal with DT. For better or worse, please don't leave us!

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Submitted by Richard (not verified) on

What Obama , Hillary Clinton , Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have in common
They are all lawyers
We all know what the Bible says about lawyers
They all were place as stumbling blocks in your path
But don't let that stop you from continuing what you believe in
There are plenty of God fearing people out here in America that believe in you and what you stand for
God Bless

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Submitted by Paula Baxter (not verified) on

I very much admire your honesty and intellect. I urge you to support Ted Cruz whom I also feel is honest and intelligent. We need more politicians like both of you!!!!

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Submitted by EF (not verified) on

I have been a supporter of Ben Carson from the beginning and it saddens me deeply to hear he may be endorsing Donald Trump. Donald Trump is not qualified, morally or through experience. He will likely lose to Hillary Clinton. This man is as divisive as Barrack Obama. We need a man of true Christian conviction, not just a man who claims to be Christian but shows no fruit by word or action. We need a candidate that tells the truth, not just what angry constituents want to hear. Any of the other 3 candidates are well qualified, but never Donald Trump. If it comes down to him or Clinton, I will write in a candidate. My moral principles will not allow me to vote for this man. I pray Dr Carson will not endorse Trump, and I will be extremely disappointed in him if he does.

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Submitted by Nick (not verified) on

An endorsement of trump will shatter my belief in what you stand for...

It would shatter your whole stated premise for running!!!

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Submitted by Once Loyal Supporter (not verified) on

Your support of Trump showes that you are just like every other politition!!!

The fact that You will say and support Trump because he is in the lead??????

Really

Does Trump represent your values, morals and ideals... I think Not!!!!

Your positioning yourself for a position in his administration.... Obviously !!!

Your just like all of the other Polotitions that will say and do what they need to do to secure the position!

You disappointed me and countless others - I hope that it is worth it!

Sell Out!!!

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Submitted by Supporter no more (not verified) on

What happened to for the people...

It's all about You.... Disgraceful

You are just like the the Washington insider

Your support of Trump will only help him to be our candidate...

If he get's elected... You will forever be tied to his administration.

Trump is for Trump... He is a shady character look at his trackreccord!!!

You not only lost my support but also lost the support of many others that believed in you.

I am so glad that you have secured a job with Trump...

It showed your true colors!!!

You discust Me!!!

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Submitted by Suzanne Hastings (not verified) on

I'm truly surprised. It seems you've endorsed him to keep Republican party intact and to keep Hillary from gaining the presidency. I heard nothing against Bernie and since I've known and followed him for years I doubt you could discredit his values. Just saying I'm truly disappointed in your decision. Thought you were a good, kind, gentle smart man. Now I'm not sure who you are.

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Submitted by Julia (not verified) on

Hello I am wondering if someone can come back from being brain-dead and what your views on it is. Thank you.

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Submitted by Kay Web (not verified) on

I was with you I believed in you and then you go for TRUMP HOW COULD YOU WHAT A SELL OUT, NOW ONE IS SAFE IN POLITICS YOU ALL A SELL OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Submitted by James Kimble (not verified) on

I have heard you say that Donald Trump is a different person in private than in public. My concern is that you also are a different person than you portray in public. Donald Trump is an insulting, vulgar, profane man with a flair for power. Winning is the most important thing to him. I liked you and voted for you here in Alabama. Imagine that. I thought character was more important than celebrity. After your endorsement of him, all I can say is "there's no difference."

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Submitted by A Fan (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson,
I was appalled by your stand in support of Donald Trump. Calling people names and lying about them is not synonymous with politics. As an SDA christian you can forgive him, but when he refuses to apologize and continues his evil name calling under the guise of politics you should not support such a person. By standing behind him you are lowering yourself to his level, thus dishonoring God and the church you declare to be a part of. America can never be great under the leadership of such a person not even with your help. Evil is evil.

Sincerely,
Hiam Akrawi

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Submitted by Cy Partington (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson,
You were a truly outstanding candidate. Please know your presence on the campaign trail is already being sorely missed...
Before I became aware of you and your candidacy--I had often hoped (for years) that someone with your character, your background and your temperament would appear and run for the presidency.
As such, you were truly the greatest thing that happened to America, this election cycle. Your strength of character and and your positive influence touched all of us, in a profound and meaningful way.
Please let the rest of us know, when you are ready, how we can support you 'support us' so that we can all come to realize your splendid vision for America.
All the best,
Cy Partington

Lynne D. Hagan, M. Ed.'s picture
Submitted by Lynne D. Hagan,... (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson,

You came to my attention shortly after your surgical team orchestrated the separation of the Binder twins. I have read all your books and have seen "Gifted Hands" many times. There has always been a special place in my heart for neurosurgeons, most particularly pediatric neurosurgeons, for a very good reason. I was born in 1948 with spina bifida occulta myelomeningocele. I am attaching a photo and article about Dr. Fincher because he is the one who operated on me when I was less than one day old to repair as much of the damage as possible. It is to his credit and that of Dr. Robert Bennett, both at Emory University Hospital, that I can still walk on my crutches today at the age of 67. I use either a manual wheelchair or my Pride scooter for longer distances.

Others assumed many things about me early in my life--I would not live, if I did live I would use a wheelchair all my life, I might have mental retardation, I would never be able to attend public school and forget college, marriage and giving birth. All those assumptions were wrong, of course, thanks to outstanding medical care and totally amazing and dedicated parents who began physical therapy on me when I was just a few months old.

I attended public school and a private Presbyterian college in North Carolina. My able bodied husband and I married several months after our graduation in 1970. Our son was born in 1973 and our daughter in 1976. Neither of them have spina bifida but our daughter carries the recessive gene so she has elected not to have children. OUr son has one son so far, also no spina bifida! Both our children are married.

Because there was no ADA law it was 1980 before I found a teaching position in a private elementary school. The director focused on my ability, not my disability, therefore, I taught there for fifteen years. In 1997, I found my "dream job." Today I am near the end of my second career. I am a Learning Specialist and Academic Coach at Kennesaw State University. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in English/Education as well as Early Childhood Education. I hold a Master's Degree in Education with a concentration on learning challenges. I work with students with a wide variety of disabilities as a staff member in Student Success Services, Student Disability Services at KSU. Like others, I enjoy my work so much that I feel I have never "worked" a day in my career.

I was extremely thrilled and grateful when you decided to run for President. I knew that you were a brilliant man who could turn our critically ill nation around and bring back a sense of security to American citizens. I knew you as a calm, intelligently and wisely spoken man who is a strong Christian. I knew you as a man of prayer before and during every surgery and every day of your life. I read how the power of God rid you of a destructive temper. I knew you as a strong man of strong moral fiber with a double dose of common sense and patience, traits that are sorely lacking in most Americans today. I believe strongly in your plans for medical insurance and care.

And then--my heart sank. You stated you were unable to see a path forward in the Presidential race. Disappointed is a severe understatement. I had watched the debates and had witnessed the behavior of all the other candidates in the various media outlets. I was shocked to hear that you urged your supporters to vote for Mr. Trump. As others did I thought, "WHAT??"

Our behavior bears witness to who we are and what we believe, even if our behavior is caused by a mental illness or severe emotional breakdown as in my own case. However, antidepressants and psychotherapy for well over four years along with daily fervent prayer and many hours of Bible study has brought me to the person I have wanted to be all my life. I was once filled with self hatred and had an emotional disconnect with my physical body and an appreciation for my academic skill and intelligence. This disconnect is now resolved--gone by the grace of God, my Lord and Savior. Thank You, Jesus.

I have spent many hours struggling to understand why you would choose to ally yourself with a man who presents himself in public as a loudmouth, abusive, ill mannered, self important bully. I was crushed and appalled when Mr. Trump ridiculed a reporter's disability in public. Your endorsement not only condones the good things that Mr. Trump can do or has done, it also condones the horrid behaviors he has shown in public. Where is the integrity of Mr. Trump? I honestly don't know. Where is the reason for electing him as President and trusting him with the national budget when he has declared bankruptcy three times? It boggles my mind.

I have hoped and prayed that your best qualities would be a positive influence on Mr. Trump. I have hoped and prayed that it is part of God's plan for you to do this. You were the only candidate who never raised his voice or reacted instead of responding to any question in any of the debates. You presented yourself as a gentleman and a gentle man, but one who is wise enough to stand up for the rights of all Americans. I have tried to understand in terms of what you said about stopping Ms. Clinton from becoming President. I realize I am not savvy about being in the eye of the media and that you have been in the eye of the media for decades. Besides her political leanings and background, how can we trust a woman who is currently under investigation by the federal government? Please help me understand, help me see the bigger picture.

There is a "Dr. Ben Carson for President" and "America Needs a Doctor, STAT" placard on my scooter and they will stay there until November at the very least. Right now I feel that you have let me down but I cling to hope just as I do in my personal life.

When my mother died in 2010, my children attended the funeral but something was very wrong. In the interim they have made it clear that some of my behaviors during her four year illness were bizarre. I have not seen my children or their spouses since the day we buried my mother and I have a grandson born in 2011 I have never been allowed to see. I pray frequently that God will intervene and reunite my family.

Thank you for letting me express the feelings in my heart. Please respond. Give me a reason to hope that our country can survive the current chaos.

Sincerely,
Lynne Hagan

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Submitted by Trevor Middleton (not verified) on

Mr. Carson,

Please read this email to the end - some of it may be hard, but there's a point.

May I begin by saying that you made an enormous difference for me as a child. I dealt with anger issues. A couple of times in 3rd grade I got into fights as a result. My mother read a book of yours and told me about your struggle with same. Not only your near-tragic encounter with your friend, but also your amazing change from that to a successful man of compassion and faith inspired me to work to calm myself and trust God more.

I am a Christian man - evangelical. All the things you spoke of in your campaign spoke to me. I believe this nation needs a spiritual revival and healing. I'm also frustrated by many issues the "progressive" (I say this because of how regressive they truly are) left accentuate such as immigration and the economic troubles we struggle with. I wished that you could have had a better fighting chance.

I say wished however, because you are apparently not the man I grew to admire. I thought you had more strength than this. Endorsing Trump? Really? I mistook your quiet demeanor and gentle nature for a quiet humility and strength not as weakness. You're either a complete pushover or a liar. Not only is every word out of this man's mouth vile, but he has insulted and bullied you and the other candidates from the beginning. He wants to armband people he views as undesirables and bring back sedition laws that would shackle free speech in ways we haven't seen since the 18th century - a time that almost destroyed our people. He's either lying about these things to pander to the lowest common denominator, or he is a real and true fascist. Hitler would applaud such policies and here you are supporting him. By joining him you help to confirm every lie liberals have told about us for the past 2 or 3 decades. And then I hear further that you've been offered some position in his administration. So it's either weakness or outright selling out. I pray it's simply weakness. I am however not here to insult you. I am harsh because I hope to wake you up.

He's a man to be fought to the death not embraced. It's not too late Mr. Carson. Christ calls us to do that which is hard but right. The hard but right thing to do now is to back away from him. Say you were wrong. In doing so you may even stir him up into enough aimless rage to help more people see what sort of man they've been voting for. Please Mr. Carson - I beg you to listen. Be the man I respected - the man who inspired me. I trust you to do what's right instead of what appears expedient or easy.

In Christ,

Trevor Middleton
Christian, Boy Scout, Concerned Friend

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Submitted by Trevor Middleton (not verified) on

In the copy I'm mailing to the above address, I'm including a line. In case you see this and not that - I believe that we would be better to write in a third party and see Clinton win the presidency, than to sacrifice our souls and our hearts for God in an effort to get that awful man into office.I'm normally a man who tows the party line. But our party has never fielded a man like him. I pray the party doesn't. But if it does - it is not my party. I hope it isn't yours either.

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Submitted by Adam Gerald Caveness (not verified) on

Dear Mr. Ben Carson.

As a Christian and an American patriot I was hoping to vote for you as President. Yes I understand why you had to suspend your campaign and yet admired what you stood for. Then your endorsement for Donald Trump took me completely off guard. I respect your right to choose. Free choice is part of the foundations of our country.

However it doesn't change my strong disappointment in your decision to do so.

As a follower of Christ I can't in good conscience vote for Trump. You say he can be reason with and will strengthen our economy. On the former aspect why does he need to use bully tactics and behave like a cruel man-child in public?

You claim his rhetoric is successful despite the sheer slander of it all. Even though it is popular with people it is still unbecoming of a presidential candidate and a person in general. It would be like voting for the class jerk as the class president of a school. You say he is different in private and that he understands his limits. If that be the case should our children follow that example, to cruelly slander others they disagree with then try to be reasonable in private?

Whether he means to or not Trump has given a disgraceful stranded for the nation.

As for his economic ability to lift up the US that too is highly questionable. Quite the number of his businesses and projects either filed for bankruptcy(some multiple times) or failed utterly. Trump University, Trump Mortgage, and Trump Airlines serve as examples of those failures.

Furthermore I believe America doses not need someone like him to lead us, who has polarized our people so easily against one another. Especially in light of the external and internal threats we face today and possibly in the future. To my point of view he is a self-promoting mercenary who doesn't respect the values of true moral leadership.

As an American citizen I will not settle for less in an candidate for the highest office in our land. If it comes down to between Trump and Clinton, or even Sanders I will vote a write-in instead. In spite of my disagreement with your recent endorsement Mr. Carson I do wish you and your family well.

God bless the United State of America.

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Submitted by Isolina Santiago (not verified) on

My entire family admired you a lot and thought you were a great person and a good christiaN, NO MORE, whoever associates with Trump is just like him, maybe this is your real face

Pray to God that he will forgive you for this and you still have a chance to do things right...........help the other 2 candidates, denounce Trump and try to help the 2 remaining, you should have supported Marco Rubio before the primary
MYBE YOU ARE EXPCTING TO BE THE VICE PRESIDENT? I am a republican and under no circumstances will I vote for Trump, no matter what he will not get my vote Sorry Dr Carlson never expexted this from you Isolina Santiago

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May the Lord bless and keep you for all time. I hope we can meet someday in heaven. You will be easy to find seated next to Jesus.

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Submitted by A. Val Robison (not verified) on

Dear Ben,

I hope this message gets through the quagmire to you. I have tried, unsuccessfully,
multiple times to reach you. I want to tell you a little about myself. I am a Mormon. I
am writing a book titled, Why I am a Mormon, Why I know it, Why I live it, Why I love
it. I am 74 years old, self-employed, have 30 employees and still working. I am a
lymphoma cancer survivor, just completing my last chemo sessions.
YOU NEED TO CALL ME. I HAVE SOMETHING I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU
ABOUT THE 2016 ELECTION!!!!

A. Val Robison

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Submitted by Raja (not verified) on

Donald Trump
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Carson
I am a fan of your but mostly of Mrs. Carson, I love her. I wish she is more into Public life so that we get to see more of her and especially hear what she needs to tell us. I don't know her in person but I feel her and feel her gentleness, I see her poise when she spoke at your meetings when you were running for our President. You are the Surgeon and she is the generalist. We want to see and hear her. Don't get me wrong Dr. I love yu too. But she is special. I think she makes you laugh and I feel she is the great adviser to you.I don't own a TV so I only go by my hunches. I read about you and I see Mrs. Carson support of your causes. .
I am a Trump supporter Always was Did I predict the ticket of Trump Carson early on.I hope it will happen. maybe you don't know this but I sent money little not much to your campaign Especially after Lyin Ted stole the votes from you. It is the most horrible thing that could have ever happen in any campaign in modern history. I am still not over it to be quite frank. Some people on Facebook thought I was stupid or crazy to be sending you money and was urging them to do the same, They did not understand me, I know you do.
I wish you have stayed a little longer, to shoulder Trump some more. I forsee a VP spot That we see more of Candy and her philanthropic endeavors.I really sure hope so.
I want to say if you refuse or were not asked, can you please suggest Althea King Dr. Luther King's niece.I think I heard her speak a couple of times and I believe she could fulfil truly Dr. Kings Dream.
I WANT TO SEE THE NAME KING SOMEWHERE IN THE ADMINISTRATION.
What I want to write also about the mean accusation President Obama made regarding Foreign politic credentials Mr. Trump is lacking
Can you please tell Mr. Trump to stop twitting and start giving some one-liners like the ones you gave in the past. Here's a one of mine.
If Obama thinks that having spent 6 years as a child in Indonesia or was it Malaysia make one a Foreign Policy expert then, yes he's got one over Trump. If not Trump has wined and dined the makers and the shakers who own Europe and most of the world mint, When time comes, he will know how to deal with them. Rothschild and company. I think Obama has put his foot one too many times.
I want us to win and change the direction this country is headed to
MR Trump is I'm sure not near his fan mail. and you are too, but I am hoping you will find the time to read me soon.
I have a script just made for this primaries I entitled it Framers vs Framers, It is about The American constitution and how Globalisation is out to destroy it, Old Framers vs the one world Framers,
We need to make sure the United Nations stop this maneuver against the United States and its Constitution.
You have to excuse me. I think but I don't write like a native, That is because I am a French born in Tunisia. I am 64 years old. My dad was French and my mother was Berber, I am a French teacher here, I like it very much, I can say I have had a very interesting life so far.
I hope I can help Mr. Trump's campaign and help you or Ms. King be a VP.

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Ben Carson thank you for your calmness and mental organization in response to the media you are speaking honesty truth and wise words but the media is twisting your words God will take care of the twisting May the Holy Spirit continue to work through you.

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Submitted by Scott (not verified) on

Ben,
I have great respect for you foundation of Christian faith, but now you are proving yourself a panderer to the Trump campaign. Do you even know why the electoral college was created?
It's a last line of defense against tyranny by mob rule. You can't really mean what you said today? Do you? If so, you prove yourself a panderer and not someone we should have ever trusted with the highest office in the land. We don't need democracy. We are a democratic republic by the wisdom of the Founding Fathers. Not to be ruled by mobs, or taken victim by a dictator.. Trump's demagoguery is exactly what the Founding Father's put these lines of defense into our system. You should know that.
Study up.

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Submitted by jean (not verified) on

You should be ashamed to support trump. You have lost whatever respect I had for you.

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Submitted by Ron, Massachusetts (not verified) on

Dr. Carson is one of the most level-head and intelligent people that joined the 2016 presidential race.
Yes Trump has issues but nothing compared to Hillary.
Trump is NOT a politician, that is the best thing about his running.
I believe the majority of people voting are voting against their least favorite person.

Well, the election will be over tomorrow and we will have to accept the choice.

I have children and grand-children, I am very concerned for there future.

I wish you well anyway;

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Submitted by Teaman (not verified) on

Dr. Ben, thank you for just being exactly who you are.

In an interview, you stated that Trump should apologize for bringing up Obama's place of birth? I will agree with you if you could provide the answer to one simple question.

How is it that Obama has a Social Security Number from New Jersey when he has never lived there?

Is it because his grandmother stole it from a New Jersey man who retired and moved to Hawaii and then died? His grandmother worked for the state of Hawaii and had access.

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Submitted by Jim Gnecco (not verified) on

Dr Carson:

I have an idea designed to assist Mr Trump in his election campaign as well as assist our society after his election. Trump could state right now during his campaign that he will create a new cabinet level position, Secretary of Race Relations. And who better to fill that role than the deeply respected Dr Ben Carson!

Yes, I realize that this would mean an expansion of government. However, the role could largely one of advising, getting out into the community when there are relevant issues and making recommendations for programs that would encourage education and family values in underprivileged areas.

Announcing the plan now, before the election could go a long way toward swaying some of the minority vote to support Mr Trump.

Respectfully submitted,

Jim Gnecco

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Submitted by Dr. Rosetta Row... (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson,
Physician to physician, I am begging you to help us at this critical time before the election.
Donald Trump is severely BIPOLAR - never sleeps, poor impulse control, grandiose, sexually pre-occupied… - but at the same time, a dedicated father, friend, employer.
If we are to prevent Hillary from getting into the White House, he ABSOLUTELY needs to be MEDICATED, and to ADMIT HIS ILLNESS to the American people so that they do not continue to think he is simply a "rude, disgusting, inappropriate pig." You know he can be effectively treated and I think he can effect the change we need in this country.

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Dear Dr. Carson:

Would you be willing to contact the Trump campaign and urge Donald Trump to go back into minority neighborhoods? Trump along with other Republicans needs to make an all-out effort to gain the support of voters in the Black and Hispanic communities, as well as those in other minority communities.

Ask Donald if he will appear with you in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods, ask if you can appear in campaign ads for him, urging minority voters for vote for Trump and vote for Republican candidates for House and Senate. If Donald loses and Republicans lose the Senate, a catastrophic outcome for this country, it will be because we will have been defeated by minorities voting overwhelmingly Democratic.
This has to change if our society is to have a better future.

Also, please contact the RNC, NRSC and NRCC and urge them to go all out in the final two weeks to let Black and Hispanic voters know all the ways the Democratic Party has damaged their lives and how Republicans like Donald Trump and the candidates for House and Senate have an economic agenda which will improve the quality of their lives.

Thank you.

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Submitted by Carolyn Gladhar... (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson, I hope this will somehow make it to your desk. I really thought tomorrow would be your big day. I quickly changed loyalties to Mr. Trump because you did.I want to thank you for your sacrifices to want to serve and better our country. I know it cost you dearly and I'm praying the Lord Jesus Christ will pay you double for your trouble!

I first admired you years ago when I read about your surgeries and about your childhood and how your mother raised you to read. I was a homeschooling mom so that resounded with me. Then I learned of your faith and I began to pray mightily for you.

I really hope you get the opportunity to become our Surgeon General. My dad and brother are Christian doctors like you. We would be so blessed!

On a side note, I do covet your prayers for a job. I've been a medical coder for over forty years but my job went overseas to India. For two months I've been job hunting to no avail. I am a single mom with three kids still at home. I have no doubt the Lord will provide as always, but felt compelled to apprise you and ask that you remember me as Joseph asked the cupbearer to remember his plight.

May God elevate you and bless you greatly!!

4Him,
Carolyn Gladhart Long
Jeremiah 33:3

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Submitted by Ron Dail (not verified) on

Dr. Carson, Thank you so much for being involved in the 2016 election. I wish you were the first black president. I hope you will be around if Trump wins or loses. Please help us in the U.S.!!
I hope to see you in office some day.

We need your intelligence, level-head speaking, and integrity.

Ron Dail, Independent in MA

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Submitted by Linda Methvin (not verified) on

Dr. Ben Carson,
You are a great man, in your own right. You mother ensured you bettered yourself. I hope you are appointment to a position of your choosing.
I pray you'll seriously consider and support my suggestions. Take to Pres. Elect Trump.
1 Undocumented immigrates to build military. Back in war time, we allowed people from Philippines to join service. They allowed to become citizens, Met Rules. I strongly believe same type of program, for undocumented would help bring together divide! 2 Cyber-security must. 3 Inner cities. Raise community up with education & jobs & housing business. I think young people stray because no opportunity. Encourage Community & Police have ongoing relations. 4 Make Vocational Schools an alternative! 5 Jobs are going to robots - need plan for alternate jobs. 6 Tap all energy resources. 7 Cut back government & ensure money give to department spent not wasted. 8 Government is honest! 9 Set up accountability for entitlements & school loans. Watch some Judge Judy episodes. People spend entitlements for wrong thing. Men having babies with several women (not sexist). Many other examples. Thank you, Linda Methvin animalsonboard@sbcglobal.net

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Hi Sir! (I was at your book signing in Pensacola and said I loved you for being our leader) I am so proud to have you as our leader with Trump...it takes an individual such as you to complete the Ojectives of a revised Christian Revolution. And when he asked you to choose Health and Human Svcs or Education--it is so important that you choose Education. To restore prayer in school where all youthful rebellion began...to restore media monitoring of innocence where children now have no hope or respect or joy. It is only you that can accomplish this new route for a restoration of American values...please sir never say quit until Jesus says its over!!!! Help us Dr. Carson!!!! We need you!!!! We need you!!!!

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Esteemed Dr. Carson,
Please contact me to discuss this matter more in depth. The time has come to do OUR part. Your brother in Christ.

Edwin Solis
480-201-0461
esolis@amerifirst.us

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Submitted by Wendy Walton (not verified) on

It's sad and disappointing to read the many comments by those calling themselves fellow Believers, Christians and followers of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Who do you really believe in? God or man? Do you not truly believe that God controls all things? Do you not believe that God appoints a king and He moves people around as He wills? I hear so much hate voiced towards mere men as if any 'man' is truly 'running' anything. The only thing I question is who these people really believe in. It's sad to hear seemingly intelligent and educated people put so much trust in a man. I pray for people to go back to The Truth, the Bible and reacquaint yourselves with your Creator. All of our days are already written. God is still God whether you believe Him or not. Every knee will bow and putting your confidence in man will always end in disappointment...always.
I have complete peace in God's decision to allow Mr. Trump to be President. Only God knows how and when tables turn. His Will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
In His Service,
Wendy Walton

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Submitted by Carl Hoosack (not verified) on

I am so sorry that you were subjected to negative behavior at your confirmation hearing today. Please hang in there.We, the Country needs you . God Bless.

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Submitted by Cardaphil (not verified) on

If a national lottery could be started, where winners would win new homes, new cars, new appliances, new furnature, etc this would require more workers to manufacture these products.

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Our businesses need skilled workers, and our young adults and even our middle aged need jobs. Apprentice programs run by private companies could be the answer, training people for jobs that are actually "shovel ready." I hope our new president is talking about this in his meetings with company executives.

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Submitted by Selma D (not verified) on

My God is a God of Love, not a God of hatred
My God is a God of the poor, not a God of the rich
Who is your God???? Ben Carson!! who is your God?
Ben Carson, Cardinal Burke and Pat Robertson - shame on you!!!!
What is the greatest commandment in the Bible?
Open your Bible and read Matthew 22 verses 35-40
Trump is the farthest thing from Jesus that you could ever imagine!!!!

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Congratulations, Thank you and God bless you! We have millions of homeless and ten millions of hungry Aa a pastor I deal with these people constantly.

Bible truth: God greatly cares about these people and judges nations that have no mercy for them.

democrats talk welfare but it is too little too late. republicans talk jobs but they are too few and the really needy cannot compete for them. So the hungry stay hungry and the homelesss stay homeless! And homeless veterans...shame on US!

Solution: 1. Tax writeoff for proven rehabilitation of homeless person or family. 2. HUD housing units tenants can purchase at low interest. 3. Jobs for all public assistance assistance people required participation. 4.Quick job training education to get these people into workforce so they can live independently. 5. Educational, medical, legal.spiritual or social sipport and guidance, and mentoring with group interaction.

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Mr. Carson, I am aware that you are emplementing the WH cuts to HUD. One are that you can cut by 80% is their labor force out on the field. I had a n employee who went to work for them. He was given a new Pick up truck to use at will. He was told to go to lunch and stay away for 3 hours when he came back they told him to slow down and take another brake. In other words they milk every job to the max. A one week job will be charged for a month.
I also have another employee who went to work for a contractor who bids city jobs, said choose etc. this employee a nice guy but no skills at all barely speaks English and he gets prevailing wages, he started at $45. Per hour . Not to long ago he and his crew were flown from LA to Hawaii to go pour a cement slab at a public school. Fully paid flights, 3 meals and entertainment. At Xmas the contractor gave them all a $20k bonus.. once in a while in between jobs he comes back to work for me for a few days and I can tell you that he has slowed down big time to the point that I can rapt afford him at $15. An hour, but he make s $45 per hour plus OT etc. this is not right ,,,, BTW I just saw that I am ONLY 6 days older than you, I'm a proud Virgo!! AHHAA PLEASE HELP US WITH THIS CRAZY WAGES THAT WE ARE PAYING FOR NO REASON.

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Dear Carson,
Thank you for taking the time to read my email I appreciate it very much. I want to reach out to you because I think you can help me. I am a 23-year-old boy and I am on a minimum income. I do not want any handouts and I just want the opportunity to explain my circumstances. All my life I wanted to become a manager to help people. I came from a poverty stricken family and my parents could not fund my education. I could not afford to pay for my own education and I did not want to get into debt because I have a family to large support. I am still passionate about being a manager and I think this is where you could help.
What I need is assistance to further my education and become a manager. Currently I am working on studying business administration is very hard. I do not want to neglect my family and I do not want to get into debt by getting a student loan. If you could somehow help me realize my dream I could help other people and get my family out of poverty. I am a very driven person which is why I have contacted you. I believe that you have the same drive and determination which I have to get the job done. I admire what you have done with your business and you are my number 1 mentor.
I really hope you reply to this email to help someone realize their dream of being a doctor. My circumstances throughout my life have made it difficult for me to achieve my goal. If you can help me somehow even by giving advice I would be grateful. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Submitted by Ann Marie Dabrowski (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson, Thanks for being an example of someone who takes personal responsibility, who speaks softly and weighs the effect of his words, and a great role model for children and adults. I've read Gifted Hands and just finished Think Big. While teaching 5th graders this week, I read a few pages of Think Big to the class each day--I was reading the chapter by your Mom in which she was debating chores. She had you and Curtis make up the "rules." What a wise woman. I tell you, those few pages generated quite a discussion. Some of the kids did not know who you were, but after reading those few pages, they were interested to learn more.

On a related topic, you might have heard in the national news that a portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta has been temporarily shut down causing much longer commutes and lost revenue. Fortunately, no lives were lost. The cause of the blaze was a homeless man who set a chair in a shopping cart and set it ablaze. The Atlanta Journal Constitution had a big write up on the debacle under the headline, "System Failure." I'll admit that I did not read the entire article, as I could tell that "the system" was going to be made to blame rather than this man taking personal responsibility.

A few years back, I was substitute teaching third grade. The kids were waiting for the bus, and getting loud and obnoxious. I told one boy to be quiet. He stood defiantly and said, "I know my rights!" I wonder where he got that from. I told him, "You have the right to sit down and wait for the bus without disrupting others."

Wouldn't it be great if we all were more concerned about our responsibilities? Then the rights would rightly follow. Thanks, Ann Marie

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I'm a federal employee with 44 years of service and 65% disability. I have cerebral paly and have dealt with this my entire life. I work full time and came into the government as a regular hire because I didn't want to come in under the disability status. I so agree with your statement 'it is all in mind" because it is!!!! People do need to go to work and stop taking advantage !!!!

I'm a Democrat but I so believe in the changes President Trump is trying to put through.

So thank you!

It sickens me to see persons taking advantage of the system and they work it every witch way to their advantage. Don't they know they are only hurting themselves.

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