Published Date: 
Sat, 2014-03-08

Contact: Meghan Snyder, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

Washington, D.C. – Today, Dr. Ben Carson addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservative activists Saturday morning at CPAC 2014 – a celebration of 50 years of the ACU and America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists.

A crowd favorite and a strong conservative voice, Dr. Carson said, “America is the land of dreams and it has fulfilled the dream of so many people from some many places.

"It's time for people to stand up and proclaim what they believe and stop being bullied."

“We need to make sure that [health care] stays in their hands and not in the hands of the government,” Dr. Carson said. "What happens with ObamaCare, is that we, the American people, with that program have shifted the power given to us by the Constitution and the Founding Fathers to the government...We need to redo it and put the power back in the hands of the people and make sure it stays that way…The most important person when it comes to your future is you."

Dr. Ben Carson is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins ChildrenÌs Center from 1984 to 2013. In 2008, he was named the inaugural recipient of the Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D. and Dr. Evelyn Spiro, R.N. Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery. Also in 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Dr. Carson is the co-founder and president of Carson Scholars Fund which recognizes and rewards selected students in grades 4 through 12 for superior academic achievement and community service, and provides funding for reading rooms in schools across the U.S. He has authored over 100 neurosurgical publications, and has been awarded more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. He has written five best-selling books. His next book, One Nation, will be published by Sentinel on May 20th.

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