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Carson on Not Using 'Anchor Baby' Term: 'It Is Silly Political Correctness'

By Mark Judge | August 25, 2015 | 8:37am EDT

On the Sunday, August 23 edition of CNN's "State of the Union," conservative Ben Carson dismissed criticism of the term "anchor baby," in reference to the child of a pregnant illegal alien who comes to the United States to give birth and use the baby as an "anchor" to stay in America.

“I think it is silly political correctness," Dr. Carson said.  

"Everybody knows what we are talking about," he continued.  "We need to talk about the actual issue, and stop getting pulled off into the weeds, and saying, you can use this term, you can't use that term.  It is so silly.”

Dr. Ben Carson Carson is the former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and a former professor of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, oncology, and pediatrics. He and his wife, Candy, established the Carson Scholars Fund to provide scholarships for hard-working students, "academic role models," in grades fourth through eleventh, who also demonstrate humanitarian qualities.  The program has aided more than 5,000 scholars in all 50 states.

Dr. Carson is also the author of several best selling books, includingOne Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future andAmerica the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great.

 

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