January 27, 2015

Notable and Quotable: Dr. Ben Carson

"The United States of America is still the pinnacle nation in the world today.  It is not, however, the first pinnacle nation to face a decline.  Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Great Britain, France, and Spain all enjoyed their time at the top of the world, so to speak – in many cases, for several hundred years. Then as they decline, they all experience some peculiar similarities: an inordinate emphasis on sports and entertainment, a fixation on the lifestyles of the rich and famous, political corruption, and the loss of a moral compass."

Dr. Ben Carson
Prologue from his book, America the Beautiful
Is he controversial? Absolutely. But there is a good bit of wisdom in these words...

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