May 28, 2014 7:12 pm -

-615x345Conservative icon Dr. Ben Carson says gun rights must be protected in case citizens have to fight a “rogue” United States government and to help the military if we’re invaded.

“I think there are some weapons that are probably not appropriate, like, you know, tanks,” he explained. “And I’m not sure that people should have a rocket launcher in their bedroom. But, you know, conventional weapons, I don’t have any problem with.”

Carson observed that the point of the Second Amendment was to “give the populous the ability to assist the military in case of a foreign invasion.”

“But more importantly, it’s there because if we ever have a rogue government that wants to dominate the people, the people will have the ability to defend themselves,” he insisted. “We must always protect that right.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. Shades May 28th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    And cue the dozens who attended Operation American Spring to slap their foreheads and wonder where the heck he was two weeks ago!

  2. arc99 May 28th, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    yes Dr. Carson, let us return to our roots of the Founders who would never, ever have dreamed of armed domination of the citizenry. honest.

    President George Washington instead put state militias on the ready and sent in negotiators. When talks proved fruitless, Washington acquiesced to Hamilton’s view. A force of 13,000 militia troops, led by Hamilton and Virginia governor Henry Lee, marched into western Pennsylvania.

    • bigshambala May 28th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      You misunderstood.

  3. Elliot J. Stamler May 28th, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Ben Carson is living proof that one can be an African-American 100% fascist. And he isn’t the only one — others are Kenneth Blackwell, Allan West, Alan Keyes, E.W. Jackson… the list goes on. In a way this is healthy as it gives the lie to the claim propounded by very leftist African-Americans that no African-American can be evil or racist, etc.

    • Jimmy Cahill May 28th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      You forgot about Clarence Thomas!

      • bigshambala May 28th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

        You’re clearly confused – you turned down the wrong path somewhere along the way – go back – try again..

      • Elliot J. Stamler May 29th, 2014 at 4:10 am

        I don’t think Justice Thomas is a fascist. I think he is simply very wrong in his constitutional views…he is an adherent of originalism/textualism as the ONLY valid constitutional means of jurisprudence and he has little respect for precedent since he also adheres to the
        “constitution in exile” viewpoint espoused by Prof. Richard Epstein and blabbermouth Fox News ex-judge Andrew Napolitano. I certainly wish he weren’t on the court but he isn’t a political fascist as the others I cited are.

        • Jimmy Cahill June 2nd, 2014 at 3:18 pm

          He worked for Monsanto and will work for them after retirement from SCOTUS. He is owned by big business= fascism

          • Elliot J. Stamler June 3rd, 2014 at 2:31 am

            When you write big business thus stereotyping thousands of large corporations and executives equal fascism, it convinces me that you, Jimmy, are a communist; only a communist would make such a blanket libel.

          • Jimmy Cahill June 3rd, 2014 at 11:33 am

            No, fascism is when industry controls government. That is an exact case of industry buying laws basically.

    • bigshambala May 28th, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      You’re clearly confused – you turned down the wrong path somewhere along the way – go back – try again.

  4. fancypants May 28th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Confucius say if our military has drones,guns and warplanes
    I might as well throw rocks at them once they come for me. Thanks Dr. ben carson

  5. Jimmy Cahill May 28th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    If you exclude tanks and missiles and bombs, then the 2nd amendment is obsolete if it was meant to fight tyranny. Our guns wouldn’t make a dent if it really came down to it. And if it was really about fighting tyranny then millions would have lined up, gun in hand, when Bush signed Patriot Act, the biggest threat to our freedom in recent decades. But I heard not a peep. People allowed it, they willingly gave up their liberty b/c they fell victim to the fear factory. If you didn’t take your gun and revolt then, stop trying to tell me 2nd amendment is about protecting freedom and fighting tyranny. That argument is bunk.

    • bigshambala May 28th, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      The Left/Right paradigm has done a number on Americans – “Oh, ‘my side’, says the Patriot Act is good” – So, I’ll defend it like a good sheeple, say the Republicans.

      Now – Democrats who hated the Patriot Act – are all in for NDAA – cause it’s “our” president who wants it.

      The establishment that controls both parties is going to take everything you’ve got if you don’t play along – the herd is well trained – the threat of taking your job and thus food etc. is the most powerful tool.

      However, there is a breaking point, like with Cliven Bundy, where people will fight back. Can anti-revolutionaries go head-to-head with a laser-guided missile? No – but there are more hunters in Michigan alone, than soldiers in the entire US military. This is why Japan didn’t invade the US during WWII.

      A big dog can’t rid itself of all the ticks and fleas that come out of the woods. It takes time – but Lyme disease is a killer.

      • jasperjava May 29th, 2014 at 1:23 am

        “This is why Japan didn’t invade the US during WWII.”

        That’s some brilliant historical/military analysis, right there.
        Nothing to do with the fact that there are thousands of miles of ocean between the two countries (it was hard enough to invade Normandy by crossing the English Channel), and thousands of ships and planes of the US Navy. No, the Japanese were scared off by grandpa with his civil defense helmet, sitting on his front porch with his pea-shooter laying on his lap.

        • bigshambala May 29th, 2014 at 6:01 am

          Stop talking about stuff you’re ignorant of – instead – research this quote, “a rifle behind every blade of grass”. Don’t be a ding dong.

          • Budda May 29th, 2014 at 8:22 am

            Please, think again about how vast that ocean is…supply lines etc.

      • TiredOfThemAll May 29th, 2014 at 6:45 am

        Now – Democrats who hated the Patriot Act – are all in for NDAA – cause it’s “our” president who wants it.


        Actually, it’s the opposite as the projection of the right usually is.

        The Left have remained as opposed to the NSA, the NDAA and drones as they were with Bush, hence the love of Nader and Chomsky.

        It was the right who not only favored these things when Bush was instituting them, but questioned the patriotism of anyone who opposed them.

      • Jimmy Cahill June 2nd, 2014 at 3:23 pm

        Actually you’re wrong. There is little support for NDAA, even from dems. Certainly not from anybody on either side that I regularly debate with. That is almost a bipartisan issue. But how about the people who never had a problem w/ patriot act, drones, nsa until Obama kept these programs running. It confuses the hell out of me when people preach about liberty and freedom, but don’t make a peep when something like Patriot Act gets signed into law, until nearly a decade later when a dem is in office. If the 2nd amendment is about protecting freedom and liberty then people should have lined up at the white house fence with guns in hands to stop that tyranny. If it was signed under Obama’s reign I bet it would have happened like that.

        • bigshambala June 2nd, 2014 at 7:07 pm

          NDAA under Oliar is law right? Per the US Census – the Democrat Party is the party of High School drop-outs right (sheeple)? The Democrat party is still the party of worshiping Oliar no matter what – right? – the liberal news media are shills for Oliar right? But, there are some Democrats who are against NDAA as you said, “not from anybody on either side that I regularly debate with.” My eyes are wide open.

  6. Obewon May 29th, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Belching nonsense is exactly why Ben Carson suddenly retired, or was most likely fired after he was Limbaughtomized by the Excellence In Bankruptcy talk radio nitwit.

  7. mldavis254 May 29th, 2014 at 8:28 am

    I thought Dr. Carson was a devout Seventh Day Adventist? Is he unaware of his church’s positions on this subject? Official statement of the Seventh Day Adventist church concerning assault weapons: