(Patriot Post) - Though it may not seem like it at first glance, with Dr. Carson having never held elected office or run a government agency, this may be an inspired pick of a man with personal experience in this area at the ground level. Carson was raised in inner-city Detroit by a single mother who never learned to read or write, but who loathed welfare and dependency on government, and who insisted her son work hard, do well in school, and make something of himself. Her efforts resulted in a son who graduated from Yale, and then the University of Michigan Medical School, and then became the youngest-ever director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he pioneered neurosurgical techniques, including the first successful neurosurgical procedure of a baby inside the womb.
Carson grew to share his mother’s dislike of government welfare programs, which he believes to be destructive to the human spirit. Speaking at CPAC in 2015, Carson said, “I’m interested in getting rid of dependency, and I want us to find a way to allow people to excel in our society, and as more and more people hear that message, they will recognize who is truly on their side and who is trying to keep them suppressed and cultivate their votes.” He continued, “That’s not compassion, that’s the opposite of compassion. It’s making people dependent. What real compassion is, is using our intellect to find ways to allow those people to climb out of dependency and realize the American dream.”
One thing is certain, fans of Barack Obama’s welfare, housing and government dependency-enabling policies are right to be anxious with Carson at the helm. As reported in the Washington Post, “If Carson remains true to his political commentary about the nation’s housing programs, he could pursue a conservative agenda sharply at odds with efforts by the Obama administration to promote racial integration in housing and with other anti-segregation policies championed by minority groups such as the NAACP. Carson might also abandon or place new restrictions on government subsidies and other programs that conservatives criticize as fostering a culture of over-reliance on government handouts, according to housing advocates alarmed by his nomination.”
Carson also said, “We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid,” seeming to reference, as he has previously, the disintegration of the nuclear family and the holocaust of abortion, which has especially devastated the black community.