Rush Limbaugh and George Will aren’t the only conservatives comparing the Affordable Care Act to slavery. At today’s Values Voter Summer, Dr. Ben Carson, fresh off signing a new contributor contract with Fox News, told the crowd that Obamacare is “the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery.”
In fact, Carson said, “in a way, it is slavery, because it is making all of us subservient to the government.” He went to explain that the Affordable Care Act “was never about health care, it was about control.” For Carson it all comes down to a quote from Vladimir Lenin, who said, “Socialized medicine is the keystone to the establishment of a socialized state.” He dismissed the notion that he was “paranoid” for bringing up Lenin, saying, “if you know anything about history, how could you not bring it up?”
Carson became one of the most prominent voices against the Affordable Care Act when he denounced the law to President Obama’s face back in February. While his name was being thrown around by some as a possible Republican presidential candidate for 2016, he has so far decided to speak out against Obamacare as a member of the media instead.
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