Ben Carson Writes About ‘The Cost Of Division,’ Explains Why Conservatives Should Vote For Trump
Dr. Ben Carson is trying to remove doubts about GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. The retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon issued a commentary stating the significance of who should be elected as the next president.
In the article, entitled “The cost of division: Truth and consequences,” published by The Hill, he laid out several points on why casting votes in the upcoming presidential election is critical. In his piece. he wrote about the need for strong leadership.
“Strong leadership, which is lacking in America today, provides a vision for a society that in turn creates purpose, increased harmony, strength, and security.”
He also stated that choosing the next Commander in Chief would have great bearing in the justice system, as the incoming president “will make between two and four nominations to the bench.”
“The current eight justices are split into four progressives, two conservatives, one semi-conservative and one moderate who can go in either direction,” Ben Carson said. “Consequently, the next appointments will have a profound effect on the direction of America.”
With such a great task at hand, the retired neurosurgeon stressed that the “next administration will in effect determine whether we are a nation that is of, for and by the people or a nation that is of, for and by the government.”
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He then encouraged people to think carefully about the consequences of their votes.
Ben Carson also wrote that conservatives are often misguided when it comes to standing on principle.
“Conservatives are often deceived by those who try to convince them that standing on principle is what distinguishes them as upstanding human beings, that they should be proud of themselves for refusing to vote for someone with whom they disagree or they have judged to be unrighteous.”
Conservatives are often deceived by those who try to convince them that standing on principle is what distinguishes them as upstanding human beings, believing that they should be proud of themselves for refusing to vote for someone with whom they disagree or have judged to be unrighteous.”
Carson said, however, that choosing not to vote in this election would mean “voting for the other side.”
The commentary comes in the wake of claims that the former presidential candidate has taken on the role of emissary for Donald Trump.
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) May 6, 2016
The retired doctor’s confidant, Armstrong Williams, claimed that Carson has been “reaching out to everyone” to convince them to rally behind Donald Trump.
Among those who supposedly got his call were Jeb Bush and Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. It can be recalled that the three personalities had been the billionaire businessman’s targets of insults during the primary campaigns.
Part of Ben Carson’s spiel reportedly include, “He’s done nothing to you that he has not done worse to me.”
The doctor was also a target of mockery in one of Donald Trump’s caucuses this year.
He also spoke to House Speaker Paul Ryan over the phone to convince him to support Donald Trump. Ben Carson reportedly told the representative from Wisconsin “what a good listener Mr. Trump was.”
While he exerted effort to convince Paul Ryan to support Donald Trump, Ben Carson’s camp is not expecting an immediate endorsement after the representative and the businessman’s meeting.
“No one is expecting that the speaker’s going to walk out of that room and say, ‘Hey, I’m endorsing Donald Trump,’ because I think it would lose credibility with the base,” said confidant Armstrong Williams.
“It would not appear to be sincere. It’s a process. They will meet. It will give the speaker some additional things to ponder about ways that they can work together and better understand each other’s policy positions.”
Ben Carson’s business manager added that there is less expectation of an endorsement to happen after the meeting considering the statements that were previously issued. He added that an immediate endorsement from Paul Ryan would make him “appear weak and vulnerable.”
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