Neurosurgeon Ben Carson emphasizes education, patriotism at leadership gala | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

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Oct

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson emphasizes education, patriotism at leadership gala | Latest News | Columbus Ledger Enquirer

Ben Carson, the world renowned neurosurgeon who has been rising on the political stage in recent months, emphasized the importance of education and patriotism Monday during a rousing speech at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center.

Carson, who came to town with his wife, Candy, was the keynote speaker for the Pastoral Institute’s Sue Marie and Bill Turner Servant Leadership Gala. He said he was delighted to be in Georgia, where “it seems there are a lot of clear-thinking people.”

Early in his speech, he said that he doesn’t mince words and blamed the media and politicians for divisiveness in the public arena.

“Let me just take a brief moment here for a disclaimer,” he said. “And that is just to let you know that I’m not politically correct, so it is possible that I might offend somebody.

“It’s not my intention, but I don’t believe in political correctness and, in fact, I think it’s one of the most destructive forces in American society,” he added. “I think our (forefathers) would probably turn over in their graves if they could see what was going on. … You have people trying to drive wedges in every crack in our society, be it age, be it race, be it income, be it gender, it doesn’t matter.”

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