Tonight on TV, Glenn interview Dr. Ben Carson, the man who made a huge splash in the news when he gave a speech calling for a flat tax rate, a reformed healthcare system, and an end to political correctness – all in front of President Obama. Glenn talked to him about the speech and his political philosophy during an extended on air interview.
Glenn spent a lot of time talking about political philosophy with Dr. Carson, and asked him where he fell on “The Freedom Scale”. Carson said that he was as close to the Constitution as possible.
“I want the government to provide the military so we don’t get invaded by somebody and destroyed. I want the government to provide the roads so I can get from point A to B. In terms of taking care of my day to day needs, I want to do that myself. I want my community to do that. And I can band together with a group of people and we of like mind we can decide we can take care of ourselves,” Carson said. “That’s how we did things in the beginning.”
Dr. Carson said there has been too much of a tendency for people to now look to the government to provide for them. He said we have as a country have forgotten that America was supposed to be a nation “for and by the people”, not the government.
Dr. Carson also stressed the importance of education, which he argued can help a society regulate itself by understanding the basics of economics and self control. He pointed specifically to the housing crisis, where people didn’t either understand or care that they were buying houses they couldn’t afford.
At the end of the show, Glenn went into a lightning round of questions, and included one asking if he had plans to run for political office.
“I leave it in the hands of God,” Dr. Carson said.
Part 1 of the interview: