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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ONE NATION: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future By Ben Carson

One Nation by Ben CarsonPublisher:  Sentinel HC
Release Date:  5/20/2014
Pages:  256
Genre:  Current Events

Reviewed By WC

About the Book:  Dear Reader, 

In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.

Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation’s decline has continued. Today the danger is greater than ever before, and I have never shared a more urgent message than I do now. 
Our growing debt and deteriorating morals have driven us far from the founders’ intent. We’ve made very little progress in basic education. Obamacare threatens our health, liberty, and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control. 
Worst of all, we seem to have lost our ability to discuss important issues calmly and respectfully regardless of party affiliation or other differences. As a doctor rather than a politician, I care about what works, not whether someone has an (R) or a (D) after his or her name. We have to come together to solve our problems. 
Knowing that the future of my grandchildren is in jeopardy because of reckless spending, godless government, and mean-spirited attempts to silence critics left me no choice but to write this book. I have endeavored to propose a road out of our decline, appealing to every American’s decency and common sense. 
If each of us sits back and expects someone else to take action, it will soon be too late. But with your help, I firmly believe that America may once again be “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” 

Ben Carson

WC's Review:  Dr Ben Carson is an optimist. So much so that he has convinced himself that our once great nation can come together to move our country forward by reestablishing the freedoms guaranteed in our constitution. He deludes himself.

He says all the right things: let us return to a moral foundation; let's eliminate the hideous consequences and aftermath of political correctness; let's put the kibosh to elitism and the folks who, because of their social standing and intellect, anoint themselves to guide us less fortunate folks; let's revamp our schools to enable wisdom to join hands with public education; and let's conjure up the blessings of compromise.

Of course these remedies are correct, but it ain't gonna happen. And the reason not is because common folks have been saturated from day one with the sins of self aggrandizement and cannot function without artificial stimulation.

Dr Carson occasionally lets it slip that he truly does not believe his profound solutions will work. He has no choice but to remain faithful to principles that guided him from poverty in Detroit to national eminence as a neurosurgeon and political pundit.

Many of us hope he will not run for president simply because we know our media will label him an Uncle Tom for not playing the race card and practicing victimhood. 

This book is a must read for every American concerned about the statist swing of our country. Dr Carson is one of the good guys.  5 Stars
About the Author:  Ben Carson
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr., M.D. is an American neurosurgeon and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States by President George W. Bush in 2008.