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Dr. Ben Carson Tells Megyn Kelly 'America Needs to Wake Up'

Dr. Ben Carson, director of Pediatric Surgery at Johns Hopkins University, spoke about the breakdown of the family structure in America. Raised by a single mother in Detroit, Dr. Carson beat the odds. He credits that to his mother forcing him to read books.

“I didn’t want to,” he told Megyn Kelly on America Live. “Interestingly enough, after a while

I didn’t mind reading those books at all because we were desperately poor, but between the covers of those books I could go any place, I could be anybody, I could do anything.”

Dr. Carson said it became clear to him that your accomplishments are dictated by you, not by your environment. Kelly recalled hearing the doctor mention a poem his mother used to have him read called, “Yourself to Blame,” by Mayme White Miller. She read it on air and asked Dr. Carson how it applied to his life and the nation.

“I want people to wake up,” he told viewers, “Just wake up, please, and don’t allow [the intellectually elite in our society] to pull this sham on you and act like they’re your friends.”

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