Ben Carson Calls Out Hillary ClintonPosted: August 8, 2016
Ben Carson Calls Out Hillary Clinton
by JBS President Emeritus John F. McManus
Ben Carson typifies what’s wonderful about America. Born in 1951 in Detroit and raised along with an older brother by a single mother after her husband abandoned them, he rose from poverty to graduate from Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School. Subsequent years saw him become a pioneer in the delicate field of neurosurgery. He filled the post of Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Maryland’s Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1984 until retirement in 2013. During his highly successful medical career, he received more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
An early leftist Democrat, Carson gravitated toward conservatism and eventually joined the Republican Party. In May 2015, he announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination and appeared along with Donald Trump and 15 others in many of the GOP debates. Never catching fire as a candidate, he withdrew from the race on March 4, 2016, and announced his endorsement of Donald Trump a week later.
Given time for a speech at the recent GOP Convention, Carson pointed to Hillary Clinton’s admiration for Saul Alinsky, the Chicago-bred champion of community organizing. Clinton, he noted, had written her Wellesley College thesis praising Alinsky and his political tactics later adopted by leftists. And he pointed to Alinsky’s small book “Rules For Radicals” and its dedicatory citation to “Lucifer” described by the Chicago leftist as “the original radical who gained his own kingdom.” So close to Alinsky was Clinton that he offered her a job after graduation from Wellesley but she declined and went off to law school. Barack Obama later became an Alinsky acolyte.
In his GOP Convention speech, Carson insisted that the presumed Democratic nominee stood in sharp contrast to America’s Declaration of Independence where our “Creator” is plainly acknowledged as the source of our rights. The retired brain surgeon pointed to the Pledge of Allegiance and to U.S. currency where God is also mentioned. Of Hillary Clinton, he said disparagingly that she was someone “who has as a role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer.”
Though absolutely correct about what he justifiably stated about Mrs. Clinton, Carson’s point infuriated CNN panelist Van Jones who, bursting with stage-managed horror, expressed total disdain for Carson’s tying of “Lucifer” to Alinsky – and logically to Hillary Clinton. A former appointee of Barack Obama, Jones was forced to resign as a White House environmental adviser in 2009 because of his leftist radicalism that included involvement with the Marxist group “Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement” (STORM). Jones also used his prestigious White House post to seek leniency for the killer of a policeman in Philadelphia. Among the members of Congress who successfully called on President Obama to oust Jones from the White House staff was then-Congressman Mike Pence, now the GOP nominee for vice president. Senators Christopher Bond (R-Mo.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and others in Congress joined in that successful effort.
In his effort to paint Hillary Clinton as one who favors Lucifer more than God and the fundamental roots of America, Carson could also have cited her speech at the 2016 “United Nations Sixth Annual Women in the World Summit.” Before an adoring assemblage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and abortion advocates, she said of the American people that their “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.” More Americans should be apprised of that revolutionary urging.
Were he still alive, Saul Alinsky would be applauding Clinton, his eager disciple. Carson should be congratulated for pointing to Hillary’s salute to the atheist revolutionary. And Van Jones should become better known, first as a radical disbeliever in America’s fundamental religious and political beliefs, and then someone who shouldn’t be given a platform to express his revolutionary preferences by CNN or any media outlet. Congratulations to Ben Carson for bringing awareness about some of Mrs. Clinton’s extreme leanings and extreme friends to the public.
Mr. McManus served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1950s and joined the staff of The John Birch Society in August 1966. He has served various roles for the organization including Field Coordinator, Director of Public Affairs, and President. Mr. McManus has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs and is also author of a number of educational DVDs and books. Now President Emeritus, he continues his involvement with the Society through public speaking and writing for this blog, the JBS Bulletin, and The New American.