Why is it so important that we educate our people? Because we don’t want to go down the pathway as so many pinnacle nations that have preceded us. I think particularly about ancient Rome. Very powerful. Nobody could even challenge them militarily, but what happened to them? They destroyed themselves from within. Moral decay, fiscal irresponsibility. They destroyed themselves. If you don’t think that can happen to America, you get out your books and you start reading, but you know, we can fix it.
– Dr. Benjamin Carson, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 7th, in a thoroughly publicized and much talked about speech that some have characterized as critical of President Obama, who was in attendance. Whether this was his intention or not, Carson’s speech is enlightening, entertaining, pragmatic, and easily digested.