There was a gentle demeanor that Dr. Ben Carson displayed during the Republican presidential primary campaign and debates that set him apart from some of the more vitriolic remarks and debate. This is not to argue that he should or should not have been the nominee. It’s just to compliment the man on his quite confidence and brilliant intellect.
His services thus far a secretary of Housing and Urban Development have been outstanding, rooting out corruption and exposing massively wasteful spending. He serves the nation well.
According to Secretary Carson, poverty is a state of mind. It’s an incredible remark from an amazing man that demands closer examination.
“Poverty, according to Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, is a ‘state of mind.'”
“Carson made the comment during an interview with SiriusXM Radio host Armstrong Williams, who served as a top adviser to the one-time presidential hopeful, when he was asked what could be done to reduce the number of Americans currently living in poverty.”
“First, the HUD secretary noted that ‘if everybody had a mother like mine, nobody would be in poverty. She was a person who absolutely would not accept status of victim.'”
There is so much good in what this man said that one might wish to stand up and cheer.
“‘You take somebody who has the right mindset — you can take everything from them and put them on the street and I guarantee you, in a little while, they’ll be right back up there,’ he told Williams. ‘And you take somebody with the wrong mindset — you can give them everything in the world — they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom.'”
This is, of course, blasphemy to the liberals who are dependent on people seeing themselves as victims, and thus unable to live without the cash dispensed to them by the welfare state the left has erected.
Instead of helping people over a difficult time, these programs have been designed for the purpose of deliberately creating a class of people who are permanently dependent on these programs and who thus can be counted on to vote for politicians supporting them.
Secretary Carson blows away this ideology of failure and victimization, and in so doing does these folks a service, even if they don’t realize it.
Source: The Blaze