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Republican candidate Ben Carson Leads Trump for First Time In Iowa caucus

A new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday puts Ben Carson ahead of Donald Trump for the first time in Iowa, showing the retired neurosurgeon ahead by 28-20 percent among likely Iowa GOP Caucus participants.  Ben Carson (left) & Donald Trump (right)

Ben Carson: Don't Let Them Silence Me

Dear American,

Only one business in America is protected by the Constitution -- the press. This is because the press was supposed to be an ally of the people, informing them in a nonpartisan way.

Sadly the press has been recklessly abusing this privilege.

Over the past weeks I've come under relentless attack. Nearly every word I've said has been twisted and spun. In some cases, blatant lies have been told about what I believe.

As a black Republican, I know I don't fit the traditional mold, and I'm a threat to the liberal order. Because of the color of my skin, I'm supposed to think a certain way. Sorry, but that's racism.

If we stop allowing politicians to divide us, stop giving away our values in the name of political correctness, and just apply some common sense, I know we can save this nation for our children and our grandchildren. I'm running for President to lead that movement.

I refuse to act like a politician and say whatever I need to say to get elected. I will speak the truth regardless of what the media and the PC police say is "controversial." It's time for honesty.

Here's the truth -- the 2nd Amendment isn't about hunting. It's about protecting ourselves, our family, and liberty.

Marriage is between one man and one woman. No one has the right to change that.

Every life is precious and worth protecting. This doesn't mean you're waging a war on women.

As a compassionate society we have a responsibility to take care of the less fortunate. The government's job is to break down any barriers to opportunity and individual empowerment, not to promise "free" this or "free" that, and lock people in a state of dependency. If we continue on our current path, we will rob a whole generation of their God-given right to pursue happiness, and run out of money in the process.
These are the things I believe. I will keep saying them, unapologetically, over and over again.

The press is attacking me because they see my momentum. I can win the Republican nomination, and I can defeat whoever the Democrats nominate in a general election.

I ask you to join me right now by making a secure online donation to my campaign.

I believe we have a country to save. We don't have time to be bullied by the purveyors of division, the PC police, or a dishonest press. Will you join me?

Thank you for your time, and God Bless America.


Ben Carson

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