Can Americans learn something from ISIS?
"They’ve got the wrong philosophy," retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is considering a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, told the Republican National Committee winter meeting Thursday, "but they’re willing to die for what they believe in, while we are busily giving away every belief and every value for the sake of political correctness?
"We have to change that," he said.
Carson acknowledged the comments about the terrorist organization would draw fire, particularly from the "liberal" media. "They are just so ridiculous," he said.
Carson spoke for about 35 minutes and got a rousing reception, including a standing ovation at the end.
Carson was making the point that "this is a country based on Judeo-Christian values, and we should not throw them away."
He recalled the people who fought the British and established the United States.
Thinks about the pre-revolutionary people in this country, said. "They would talk, what kind of nation do we want to have....They believed what they were doing. They were willing to die for what they believed in. the British were not."
He also defended some of his more incendiary remarks. In October, he told the Value Voters Summit "You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery."
Carson said Thursday the remark is often misinterpreted. He was explaining, he said, how the government is shifting power away from individuals by mandating nearly every have health care coverage and dictating the terms of that coverage.