The man who served as a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics, and at the age of 33, was appointed the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Baltimore’s prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital may know a thing or two about making split second life-or-death decisions as well as working under crushing pressure. He’s also seriously considering making a run at the Presidency of the United States of America.
Despite the surgeon’s calm demeanor and soft-spoken style of speaking, he dropped quite a bombshell that the vast majority of American newsrooms seem to have missed. As reported by Newsmax.com on Feb. 16, 2015, the potential presidential candidate was fairly straightforward when he plainly stated that if Barack Obama shuts down the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), then the Republican-controlled Congress should take a serious look at bringing the occupant of the Oval Office up on charges of treason.
During a live interview on NewsMax TV (click here for video of the interview), part of the Q&A session focused on how the Dems and the GOP in both chambers of Congress are still slugging it out regarding the funding of Homeland Security. When Obama recently bypassed Congress and granted temporary legal status to as many as 5 million illegal aliens, he ensured that funding for the costs of processing and other administrative requirements related to his Executive Action are joined at the hip to the DHS budget.
It’s widely understood that the Republicans and possibly even a handful of Democrats will join forces and approve a DHS budget to send to the White House, but without any funding for Obama’s de facto amnesty scheme. It’s also widely understood that if and when Congress sends Obama a DHS budget without funding for his unilateral action, the Commander-in-Chief will surely veto the proposed budget, effectively shutting the Department.
With DHS comprised of organizations such as the Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Coast Guard, most of their personnel would remain on the job. However, tens of thousands administrative, supply, and other support employees would be out of a job until some type of budget could be agreed upon.
Conceivably, paychecks would stop being issued, forcing front line personnel to work for no pay. Another nightmare scenario that has a very real came of coming to fruition would be an interrupted supply chain. Everything from toilet paper to ammunition to vehicle, aircraft, and vessel maintenance/repair could come to a screeching halt.
“I would say break the funding for Homeland Security up into parcels. Don’t present it as a whole bill. That makes it much more difficult for [Obama] to stand in the way. And, if he does stand in the way, particularly things that are vital to the security of this country, then we can start talking about treason,” Carson said Monday. “If things are done to the contrary to the security of this country, whoever does them is guilty of treason.”
Holding little back, Dr. Carson also said, “Let’s stand up. Let’s have some spine. One of the reasons that so many people have tuned out is because they don’t believe that there’s anybody who represents them. They think that people always back down. We have to stop doing that.”
The now retired neurosurgeon is the darling of grassroots Republicans who’ve voiced their increasing frustration with so-called establishment Republicans who, as they see it, don’t have much of a problem with maintaining the status quo with Democrats within the DC beltway. Raising more than a few eyebrows, the non-partisan ISideWith.com polling website notes that almost 1-in-5 Democrats who responded indicated they would vote Republican in 2016, regardless if Carson is at the top or bottom of the ticket. In what could be the foretelling of a major demographic shift in American politics, 42 percent of blacks who responded to the poll indicated they would vote GOP in 2016 if Carson were on the ticket.
Other than Dr. Carson writing six best sellers, being the subject of a motion picture starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the title role, and being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Georgia-born, Detroit-bred doctor came into the national limelight as a speaker at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. As seen in the video, Carson hammered a number of policies and practices that were near and dear to the heart of the Obama Administration.
During the course of Carson’s rather short speech, The Daily Caller news portal reported on Apr. 14, 2014, that the doctor stated “Many have commented that the president appeared to be uncomfortable during my speech, but I was not paying particular attention to him or his reactions, as my comments were really directed more at the American people than the people on the dais.” It was then that it came out that the White House had their feelings hurt and “requested” an apology from Carson directly to Obama for “offending” the Chief Executive.
Possibly much to the chagrin of Barack Obama, Dr. Carson declined the “request” to apologize, simply due to his belief he’d done nothing wrong. As quoted the doctor said, “He did not appear to be hostile or angry, but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of the program, I received a call from some of the prayer breakfast organizers saying that the White House was upset and requesting that I call the president and apologize for offending him. I said that I did not think that he was offended and that I didn’t think that such a call was warranted.”