Hot Topic Tuesday
Happy Tuesday afternoon family! We have a lot to talk about today. We closed the show with Ben Carson's remarks on the American dream, immigrants, and slaves as immigrants...wait till you hear what he said today. We'll break the work immigrant down for you. And open up the phone lines so you can share your views. 1-888-331-1210
Also, we have your Inspiring Quote of the Day; and the Word of the Day. I'll have another chance for you to go see the movie The Shack. Listen all afternoon long for your chance to win.
Attitude Check of the Week
A leader's attitude is caught by his or her followers more quickly than his or her actions.
- John C. Maxwell
Inspiring Quote of the Day
Your mind is powerful, and when you fill it with positive thoughts and the Word of God, you'll start to see some changes in your life.
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Word of the Day:
Psalm 139:23-24 AMP
Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.
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Ben Carson defends his statements about slaves being immigrants
So in case you missed it, this happened yesterday.
Today, he's not backing down, and it is a shame. I understand you have a belief in your mind about something and you cannot please everyone. But when you make a statement about the American Dream and then bring in slaves in that same context you have just slapped your ancestors in the face and should apologize. But not Dr. Ben Carson. He did an interview this morning, took calls and continued to defend his statement.
Since it seems Dr. Carson wants to talk semantics, let's look at the definition closely.
Definition of immigrant
: one that immigrates: such asa : a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence
A person comes...not brought. Comes denotes that they had a say in the matter, it was their choice. A person who moves, and is not removed. There is a difference.
Take up permanent residence also denotes choices a person who migrates might have in where they would stay, and how long they would stay. A slave had none of these so if we are going to bring up the definition sir, please examine it fully...
And also look at what other word makes up immigrant: migrate...
Definition of migrate
1: to move from one country, place, or locality to another Thousands of workers migrate to this area in the summer.
Also, let's examine the context of what you were speaking in. You were speaking of people who wanted a better life so that took up new residence in the United States looking to have a better life. And in your next statement right after that Dr. Carson, you join the slaves in with that same thought. The only thought the slaves had on those ships as you can imagine was to be free, to get home...the thought of a better life I'm sure wasn't in their plans because they probably already had a good life that was stolen from them.
And another thing, concerning the "Media" being the one who is stirring this up...African American's who know their heritage and history are not all in the media. Don't blame the media for only focusing on the negative. First off, that's the line of work you chose to do, you wanted to be in the spotlight and get into politics, now everything you say gets scrutinized. And let's be honest, this statement should be! You could have stayed in the medical field but you chose to run for President, and when that didn't pan out you chose to accept this appointment so stop blaming the media and just apologize for saying something offensive so we can all move on. That's just my opinion...
What say you? Give me a call this afternoon so we can discuss it 1-888-331-1210
Since Dr. Carson wanted to call out the media, look at some media responses
Oh, wait... An Apology From Dr. Carson...but who wrote it???