'It Is Slavery': FOX News Contributor on Affordable Care Act

On the job for just a matter of days, FOX News' newest contributor takes conservative condemnation of the healthcare law to a new level.

Affordable health insurance for every American isn't just as bad as slavery—it's just like slavery. At least, that's what FOX News' newest contributor says.


"You know Obamacare is really I think the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery," Ben Carson told a crowd at the 2013 Value Voters summit in Washington. "And ... it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about healthcare. It was about control."

Carson, who is Black, then went on to compare the Affordable Care Act to the communist policies instilled by Vladimir Lenin.

Carson's comments came within days of being hired by FOX News as a contributor, a contract he landed after gaining popularity among conservatives for slamming President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast. By day, Carson is a pediatric neurosurgeon who served nearly three decades as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at The John Hopkins Medical Institutions.

These are hardly Carson's first controversial remarks. In the same speech, he said that Americans need to "re-educate the women" about abortion because "they get all riled up." Under pressure from a student petition demanding his removal from the program, Carson withdrew as the commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in April following a March interview in which he compared same-gender marriage to pedophilia and bestiality. "No group—be  they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Love Association], be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are—they don't get to change the definition [of marriage]," he told Sean Hannity of FOX News.

In April, Carson also referred to white liberals as "the most racist people there are."

Despite all of this (or perhaps because of all of this), he was right back on FOX News just a week later, continuing to rail against the healthcare law.

The Royal Wedding Ceremony Included the African-American Experience

A sermon on the civil rights movement and slavery in America and the soulful sounds of a gospel choir were important parts of the ceremony.

An official wedding photograph released by Kensington Palace on May 21 / TWITTER

The marriage of American actress Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday was anything but the traditional royal protocol for a wedding at Windsor Castle in England. From a sermon by the first Black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States to a soul-stirring gospel choir, it was clear that Markle is taking her African-American heritage with her as she begins a new life as one of Britain's royals.

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People With Disabilities Forced to Live in Assisted Care Facilities

Some close to the issue are claiming this is a civil rights matter.

Minnesota has a civil rights issue. Thousands of people with disabilities who can't find quality home care are forced to resort to living with people three times their age. The state of Minnesota is paying for 1,500 people who are under the age of 65 to live in assisted living. This is the case with 25-year-old Korrie Johnson.

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Reason 1,000 Why Ben Carson Gets a Side Eye — HUD Is Being Sued by Civil Rights Groups

Carson is under fire for sidelining a housing regulation rule that discourages racial segregation.

President Donald Trump appointed Ben Carson secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) without any prior experience except that Carson "grew up in an inner city." Now Carson is leaving the door wide open for housing discrimination.

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White Candidate for State House: ‘I’m a Member of the African American Community’

"I've eaten at many a fish fry held by my 'brothers' and 'sisters,' 'aunts' and 'uncles' in that community," Shipman said in his defense. "I was born a poor Black child," said Steve Martin in "The Jerk."

A Democrat hailing from North Carolina hoping to join the state House claims that he is a part of the African American community.

"I'm a member of the African American community," said Gary Shipman on Sunday. "I've been where you are. I've been in your communities."

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