Dr. Ben Carson is a respected neurosurgeon who made headlines when he criticized the path American is currently taking at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013. Known for his motivational books and speeches, Carson has recently been speaking out against the Affordable Care Act and this country’s growing dependence on government programs.
In America the Beautiful, Carson addresses the good and the bad in America, and seeks to educate readers about history, personal responsibility and his ideas for a better government.
I found it a bit too simplistic. I’ve heard most of the history and reasoning before – that’s not to say it’s bad, but his critics will find it easy to pick apart. Dr. Carson is currently entertaining a bid for the Presidency. With that in mind, it was helpful to learn his take on many issues. And while I like Dr. Carson, there were areas in which we disagree.
Would he make a good President? He is definitely, honest, intelligent and hard-working. He would have to be a natural leader and have the ability to bring the various political forces together. Time will tell if he gets the opportunity.
3 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012