On Sale Now
by Tag Powell
Benjamin Solomon Carson, Sr., is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon. He has literally saved the lives of thousands of children, both through his own efforts and through procedures that he developed. Yet, he is a humble and caring man of faith and courage who boldly speaks truth to power when his convictions are at odds with the decisions of those in charge. He was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then-President George W. Bush. Yet, that was hardly the first time he was recognized for his contributions to the lives of so many.
Ben Carson first came to the attention of Republican political leaders when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013. That message was delivered with the patient, even tones of a surgeon sharing a diagnosis with worried parents. He spoke out against abortion, on political correctness, on the foolishness of what became known as Obamacare, and a simple flat tax that was fair to all. He addressed the failure of the American system of education in the past hundred years as well. He said all this, with President Barack Obama seated nearby almost in arms reach. His composure and sincerity immediately caught the attention of conservative commentators and political pundits across the country.
Tag Powell wrote this book, hoping that Dr. Carson would become our next president, which didn’t happen this time around. However, Dr. Carson remains a major public figure whose contributions in politics and government will continue to be valued for years to come.
EBBT Editor’s Note: When I mentioned that it was Black History Month, and asked my daughter whose biographies she’d like to read, Dr. Ben Carson was at the top of her list.