Talk's Cheap

Talk’s Cheap

By Karen Cacy


As the Republican race for President ramps up, all the candidates are together on the need for tightened border security and stricter control over immigration.  But only two have actually done anything about it:  [mc_name name=’Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’P000603′ ] and Dr. Ben Carson.  Of those two, only one remains a viable, active candidate – Dr. Ben Carson.

Known as a practicing Christian, the doctor’s entire campaign has been based on human values, morality and ‘doing the right thing.’  Clearly anyone who has been engaged for their entire professional life as a surgeon healing children bears the bona fides to back up such claims.  Duplicity, lack of moral clarity and hidden agendas do not generally identify men and women in the healing professions.

Therefore, I take Dr. Carson first and foremost as a caring human being.  He is not one who would   turn his back on persons in need.  However, he also possesses the mental acuity to prioritize traumas, to triage dire circumstances, and to stop the bleeding.  In this skill, he is unique among candidates.

While Dr. Carson obviously sees and feels the Syrian refugees’ pain, he also sees the road ahead and the unintended consequences of unwittingly allowing bad people into the country.  Accordingly, Dr. Carson sent a letter to the Senate Majority Leader asking that Congress cut off funding for any program that would help Syrians resettle here.  He states that the Congress must swiftly extinguish any program that might allow an ISIS terrorist to infiltrate the United States disguised as a Syrian refugee.

Cold?  Unfeeling?  Hateful?  Those might be the terms used by the liberal media to characterize such an act.  I believe Dr. Carson’s action is exactly the opposite:  Warm.  Caring.  Loving.  He is putting the needs of his country above all else.  He is seeing the big picture and preparing the patient for possible later traumas.  We are in good hands with Dr. Ben Carson.

For an ailing nation, there’s good news:  the doctor is in.