Ben Carson; Unless We Stand Up, U.S. Could End Up Like Nazi Germany

Dr. Ben Carson did an interview this week with The Washington Post, and he once again had to defend his previous comments likening the U.S. under President Obama to Nazi Germany.

Earlier this year, Carson said that the U.S. is “very much like Nazi Germany,” explaining, “You had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe. And it’s because of the PC police.”

So when WaPo asked him about these comments, did Carson back down? Absolutely not.

Does he worry that perhaps comparing Obama supporters to Nazi sympathizers may sound like something a bully might do?

“You can’t dance around it,” he says. “If people look at what I said and were not political about it, they’d have to agree. Most people in Germany didn’t agree with what Hitler was doing. . . . Exactly the same thing can happen in this country if we are not willing to stand up for what we believe in.”

Carson also acknowledges that there’s a surprising swath of people who want to run in 2016. He has not said anything definitive yet.

[h/t TPM]

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