Below, the words of Dr Ben Carson, former pediatric neurosurgeon and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, from a message to HUD employees:
That's what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slaves ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons granddaughters, great granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.When a Cabinet secretary in the United States government says that slaves were 'immigrants' who had a dream, where exactly do we go from here?
No, seriously -- where the hell do we go from here?
Wasn't it bad enough when Texas called slaves 'workers'? Or tried to deny that slavery had anything to do with the Civil War? Or when Virginia tried to sell elementary school children on the thought that thousands of Southern blacks fought for the South in the Civil War? Or when we try and re-write history at the homes of slave-owning former Presidents, which I saw with my own eyes?
Remember when Carson said that having him as a federal bureaucrat would be like a fish out of water?
Is it too late to throw him back?