America's Roundtable

Dr. Ben Carson | The American Founding, Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Corporate Wokeism | ACI's Little Patriots' Online Educational Program | "THINK BIG" — Principles and Values

November 19th, 2021

Join America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy with a great American and principled leader — the Honorable Ben Carson, M.D., Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, 17th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Our conversation with Dr. Ben Carson on America's Roundtable focuses on the American Founding, affirming the significance of the U.S. Constitution, and the launch of American Cornerstone Institute's Little Patriots' online educational program - which engages parents, grandparents and educators:

We also address:

— Critical Race Theory (CRT) and corporate wokeism.

— The U.S. economy, inflation, and importance of fiscal responsibility.

— The principled policies and reforms advanced by Dr. Carson at the U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development , including the successful Opportunity Zones. Dr. Carson will provide details on the tax incentives involved in the development programs. According to published reports, the former Cabinet official stated that Opportunity Zones attracted $75 billion within the first two years and was projected to lift a 500,000 Americans out of poverty. The original goal of the program was to attract $100 billion within a 10-year period.

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Further reading:

The Wall Street Journal | Op-Ed: America Needs a Safety Net, Not a Hammock

Congressional Democrats want to decouple welfare from work, undermining the American work ethic.

"Americans want to help those who can’t help themselves, or who are going through a rough patch. They don’t want to support healthy adults and allow them to live off government welfare programs permanently. Americans believe in the safety net, not the safety hammock."
— Dr. Ben Carson



Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., is Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, a new think tank / do tank whose mission is to promote the 4 founding principles which are cornerstones of our country: faith, liberty, community and life as well as pursue common sense solutions that challenge conventional groupthink.

He most recently served as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital's history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.

Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and has been awarded over 70 honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Carson authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard's Center for Public Leadership named him among "America's Best Leaders" in 2008.

Dr. Carson and his wife co-founded the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes young people of all backgrounds for exceptional academic and humanitarian accomplishments. The Fund is currently operating in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and this year is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the first awards ceremony. In honor of that, the organization has now awarded a total of more than 10,000 scholars, as well as more than $8 million in scholarships. Before the end of this year the Carson Scholars will have installed more than 250 Ben Carson Reading Rooms around the country.

Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and six grandchildren. |

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America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit.

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