Dr. Ben Carson – NO LONGER my pick for U.S. President 2016

YET ANOTHER (SAD) UPDATE – January 28, 2016:

I’ve just seen this regarding Carly Fiorina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qe0aaaUniWo …yet was not entirely surprised. Like many “dog lovers,” she’s psychopathically drawn that false bloody line that mercilessly puts other species on the butcher block for her plates of disgusting food, not to mention her wanting to hold onto the huge funding she receives from animal “farmers.” Who knows, she probably even supports the dog meat trade as other cultures’ freedom of commerce. I’m done thinking there are any “lesser evils” among politicians and believing there is actually anyone decent to vote for to lead our country. There is NO ONE. Whomever gets in will be equally as vile as anyone else yet in “different” ways…it all boils down to all decent people and all animals being betrayed and being on our own in this massive fight for simple human decency. There are no heroes among the powerful. I may not vote at all anymore, I don’t know. To hell with it all.

AND YET ANOTHER UPDATE Sept. 23, 2015:

Now that Rick Perry’s dropped out of the race (see 7/21 update below), I’m for Carly Fiorina as President since, besides being an intelligent, sensible conservative, she’s a dog lover and is for vaccine choice, leaving the decision to parents without force involved, at least for now. Who knows if or how she might change her position under intense bullying pressure from the medical industry and the media? Donald Trump is horrible when it comes to animals…he’s actually outraged that Ringling Bros. is phasing out their elephant abuse acts due to public pressure, thinks they never should have given even an inch as far as animal rights concerns. So if the Republican ticket is Fiorina and Carson (see below) I’d be pretty happy, despite Carson’s tyrannical forced vaccine position…as Vice President he wouldn’t have much to say about that, I hope. I don’t plan to do any more updates here, will just vote for the lesser of the evils if nothing better is possible and leave it at that. Feeling pretty hopeless though.

IMPORTANT UPDATE July 10, 2015*:

Ugh, this is embarrassing…

Well, it’s been a year since I wrote the below article, including the statement, “…unless I learn something truly terrible about him,” and indeed I have found something terrible about him, so I will NOT be voting for Ben Carson after all if he really is actually on the ballot this coming election. Here is what I found, that he’s for forced vaccinations; hah, some freedom fighter. See here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/02/03/dr-ben-carson-no-philosophical-or-religious-exemptions-for-vaccinations/

For the record, *ADDITIONAL UPDATE 7/21/2015:

After doing a bit of research I’ve found that, apparently, former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is the best Republican 16491728589_bc5370ceed_kpresidential candidate regarding both issues, animal “welfare” and vaccination freedom. Here’s where he passed an anti-puppy mill, anti-breeding law a few years back in Texas, which animal exploiters and “sportsmen” absolutely despised him for: http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billlookup/history.aspx?legsess=82r&bill=hb1451 And here’s where he’s shown to at least be for personal choice exemptions from vaccines even if he supposedly believes vaccines are safe & effective. Note that back in 2011 he admitted to a mistake in pushing mandatory Gardasil vaccines for girls, actually listened to the people in that regard, saying that these decisions should be up to parents, not forced by the government, and that’s probably the best we’ll ever get on this subject from any politician: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/04/rick-perry-signed-into-law-a-conscience-exemption-for-vaccines.html

Two other Republicans who are better than most on vaccine freedom are Michele Bachmann and Scott Walker, however both of them are TERRIBLE on the animal issues. Michele Bachmann is especially good on the vaccine issue, realizing the untold (covered up) damages vaccines lead to in far too many people. But on animals, she’s horrid… still, those in power who have a passion for citizens’ freedom are often swayed by public demand to support actions favorable to animals despite their personal feelings. So who knows?…anyways, she’s not running for president. Scott Walker, however, apparently is running, and he’s a bit troubling on vaccines, for personal choice but not strongly, not reliable in my view. And again, he’s TERRIBLE for animals. I hope the information on him and Rick Perry serve to help any voters reading here in some way.

So, I plan to vote for Perry, detestable as I may be to some people for admitting that. However, if he picks a sociopathic animal killer like Sarah Palin as his running mate, all bets are off, I likely will quit voting altogether. In any case, there’s probably no hope to be gained with any of these people. How I wish we had a truly heroic figure in the running.

Important: Please note that Hillary Clinton and all the Democratic candidates are tyrannically pro-vaccine, as in forced by any means necessary, no personal belief exemptions allowed. You only need to google each one of them on vaccines to see the evidence.

Original now-recanted article below, as painful evidence of my misjudgments due to ignorance of Carson’s more troubling nature…

bccurrentConservative Republican Dr. Ben Carson may run for president in 2016…

And he’s vegetarian. From an LA Times article in October 2009:

Dr. Benjamin Carson, professor of neurosurgery, oncology and pediatrics and director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Baltimore, has noticed a similar change in attitudes. A vegetarian for 15 years, Carson is “amazed by the number of vegetarians today.” Attending scientific functions in the United States and abroad, he sends word ahead that he requires vegetarian food; at dinners with colleagues he finds, “Everybody is coveting my vegetarian meals.”

Now that’s vegetarian, not vegan, presumably, but he’s Seventh Day Adventist and many SDA’s are now vegans. And the first vegetarian president would be a vastly different influence than anyone we’ve had in the white house before, except for perhaps vegetarian Ben Franklin, not president but a founding father of our country, and quite conservative.

Dr. Carson’s record indicates that he opposes Topic 8 “human needs over animal rights” at http://www.ontheissues.org/Ben_Carson.htm, which means he believes we should balance animal rights with human needs, accounting for nature’s value for humans as well as for other environmental benefits. He may not be an animal advocate in the best sense, but I believe he’s fair, honest, and wise, certainly not opposed to caring for animals, and is likely opposed to their abuse. He’s a pioneer in separating conjoined (“Siamese”) twins, but I could find nothing anywhere about him experimenting on animals, which is a good sign to me. I’m of course open to learning more about him there.

Giving us all more incentive and freedom to fight even more and achieve far more is what I believe he’d be best at. And his being vegetarian (possibly even vegan) for his health would go a long way towards getting huge numbers of people to at least eat far less animal products.

Here’s Dr. Carson being interviewed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dk1IjtfeBc

331px-Condi_riceCondoleezza Rice would be my choice for his vice president.

Now imagine this: A conservative vegetarian, first vegetarian president, first female vice president, both of them black, both unstereotypically conservative Republicans. C. Rice would be only the second unmarried potential president, as James Buchanan has been our only unmarried president. I don’t know about C. Rice’s diet but she has a very good record on animal issues, same position as Dr. Carson: http://www.ontheissues.org/Condoleezza_Rice_VoteMatch.htm …And they’re both very attractive looking as well, not that that’s so important, just another nicety…ha, you like that word, “nicety”? And I see them both as qualified and credible, wise and strong, the sort of leadership our nation is starved for, even if anyone may disagree with them on some issues.

So think of all those fantastic firsts! And let’s make this happen. Our country is in serious need of some great morale boosting and renewed, real hope. I truly believe that Carson-Rice would lead us, and the animals we share the world with, in a great direction as opposed to the stale, ugly road we’ve been going down for a long long time.

It seems hardly anyone reads here except for you stunningly wonderful few, at least those who agree with me who is always correct on everything (lol), so I’ll have to rely on other ways of our nation achieving this. But I want it so!

Anyone have any thoughts? Please share below…so tired of talking to myself here…gosh it’s lonely.

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3 thoughts on “Dr. Ben Carson – NO LONGER my pick for U.S. President 2016

  1. Hello,
    My husband and I are both non-denominational Christians and we also happen to be vegan. While we appreciate that Dr. Carson is both a Christian and a vegan and has a balanced position on animal welfare, I do not believe that should be the resounding reason to vote for him as our president. It is his logical and moral approach to his political dispositions and honest desire to improve the welfare of our country as a whole that should necessitate voting for him as president. I believe if more people will take the time to read his books, they will gain an intimate understanding of his political views and come to the same conclusion I did. That is, that if voted in to office, he is likely to become one of the most hard-working, honest, ethical, moral presidents we’ve had in quite some time and our country as a whole will begin to recover from the great degradation it’s been subjected to for the past 6 years.

    • Thank you for that thoughtful, honest comment. My reasons for liking Dr. Carson seem trivial to some, of course, since respecting animals is considered by many as a non-issue, but to me it’s very important. So Carson’s apparently more compassionate (than most) attitude towards animals is an important part of his overall character in my opinion, even if he also may regard treatment of animals as not so important (or silly/immature). But I agree with you on the rest; I believe that despite any flaws or past scandals which surely will be used by the media to tar him, that he’d possibly be the greatest President we’ve had in the US in a very long time. What you said on that is so very true. He’s honest, strong, and level-headed as a mature adult, so his past mistakes, or current ones like being overly honest with a mercilessly biased media, should not be used against him, but surely they will be. I only hope people can transcend all that, and that Carson doesn’t disappoint, that he wises up quickly to the ruthless tactics used by the media and stays one step ahead of them at all times, while also staying honest. A difficult task, but one I think he can handle. And with C. Rice as VP, I believe our country would have the best of strong, competent, fair leadership for a change. But sadly, it seems the voters don’t want that… Hopefully they prove me wrong on that this time.

    • Hi again LMC: Thought you should know about the update on this article on Ben Carson, whether you agree with me or not, just FYI; please see up top.

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