Ben Carson on America: 'As We Abandon God, You Can See That We're Spiraling Downward'

By Michael W. Chapman | April 22, 2015 | 1:49pm EDT

America's Judeo-Christian values are what made this country exceptional in such a short period of time, said Dr. Ben Carson, who added that the biggest problem today, however, is that America has "abandoned God," which is causing the United States to rapidly decline.

After speaking at the Stillwater Christian School in Kalipsell, Mont., last March, the host asked Dr. Carson, "Obviously, we have a lot of issues in the country today, from the economy, immigration, education, health care you touched on, foreign policy. So, the question is what do you think is the biggest issue we face today?"

Dr. Carson, a neurosurgeon and best selling author, said, "I think the biggest issue is that we have abandoned God. We need to bring spirituality back to this country."

"It was our Judeo-Christian values that allowed this to be an exceptional country," said Dr. Carson.  "It allowed us to move forward so incredibly quickly. And as we abandon God, you can see we’re spiraling downward just as quickly.”

The Stillwater Christian School (SCS) opened in 1980. Its website states that the school "is thoroughly committed to the Word of God, upholding Christian principles and ideals.  At the heart of the schools mission is that education must be Christ-centered and subject to the authority of God’s word.  SCS is committed to offering a high academic standard that places Christ above all."

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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, including One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future and America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great.

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