(CNSNews.com) - "Don't eat up my time," Dr. Ben Carson joked as he was greeted with sustained, enthusiastic applause at the Republican National Convention Tuesday night.
Carson blasted political correctness, which "secular progressives" use to "make people sit down and shut up while they change everything."
The former neurosurgeon described the brain as a remarkable organ that allows us to reason and judge people, including Hillary Clinton. And he warned against a Godless future for the United States:
“If we continue to allow them to take God out of our lives, God will remove himself from us, we will not be blessed, and our nation will go down the tubes,” he said near the end of his 8-minute speech.
"Now one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinksy. And her senior thesis was about Saul Alinksy. This was someone that she greatly admired and that affected all of her philosophy subsequently.”
Carson noted that Alinsky wrote a book called Rules for Radicals: "On the dedication page, it acknowledges Lucifer -- the original radical who gained his own kingdom. Now think about that," Carson said.
"This is a nation where our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, talks about certain inalienable rights that come from our Creator.
“This is a nation where our Pledge of Allegiance says we are one nation under God.
“This is a nation where every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet says 'In God We Trust.'
"So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer? Think about that!" Carson said.
"The secular progressive agenda is antithetical to the principles of the founding of this nation," he continued.
"And if we continue to allow them to take God out of our lives, God will remove himself from us, we will not be blessed, and our nation will go down the tubes. And we will be responsible for that. We don't want that to happen."
Carson said Donald Trump understands that the "blessings of this nation come with the responsibility to ensure that they are available to all, not just the privileged few."