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Ben Carson: Net Neutrality Is 'Government Control' Of Citizens

Ben Carson makes a fool of himself when he tries to describe what Net Neutrality is.

Ben Carson has just announced he's starting a 2016 exploratory committee to be president. One thing is certain, the more Ben Carson speaks, the more the American people will know how ridiculous he is as a potential politician. Last Sunday he said that that religion was necessary for testing scientific theories because the science could be “propaganda.” Oh, OK.

When he was asked about Net Neutrality last week at CPAC by David Brody, he gave an off-the-wall and ignorant answer, much like Ted Cruz has done so far on the issue.

When Brody asked Carson for his views about “this whole F.C.C. net neutrality thing,” Carson gave a baffling response that seemed to have nothing to do with net neutrality, which ensures that internet service providers treat all internet content equally, as he suggested that the principle of the open internet somehow will lead to more secrecy and less privacy.

Carson told Brody that President Obama and others want to “impose another level of secrecy and control in the private lives of citizens” through net neutrality, arguing that officials should instead focus on “exploring ways to allow people to do what they want to do, they’ve been doing it for years, so why should we now impose a layer of government control.”

I often wonder how this man became such a renowned surgeon.


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